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Find more Gist 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 11 less people named Gist 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 3,075 people named Gist in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 0% more people named Gist in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 3,064 people named Gist were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 432 adults were unmarried
  • Although 51% were female, the most common name for males was James
  • 17% of women had paying jobs
  • 1,067 were children

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

  • Most mothers originated from Texas
  • 6% were first-generation Americans
  • 695 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in California