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Find more Gills relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 338 more people named Gills in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 1,060 people named Gills in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 32% more people named Gills in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,398 people named Gills were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was James
  • 208 adults were unmarried
  • 39% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,306
  • 58%, or 196 people, lived in homes they rented

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As Gills families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 8% were first-generation Americans
  • Most mothers originated from Kentucky
  • 4% were born in foreign countries
  • 47 were born in foreign countries