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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 828 people named Gladfelter in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 19% more people named Gladfelter in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 986 people named Gladfelter were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • For 487 females, Helen was the most common name
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 43%, or 113 people, lived in homes they rented

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

  • 8% were first-generation Americans
  • 6 was born in foreign country
  • Most fathers originated from Pennsylvania
  • 67 were first-generation Americans