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Find more Gleason 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 2,965 less people named Gleason 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 17,132 people named Gleason in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 17% less people named Gleason in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 14,167 people named Gleason were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • Although 51% were female, the most common name for males was James
  • 46% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,881
  • 95% rented out rooms to boarders

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

  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • 28% were first-generation Americans
  • 8% were born in foreign countries
  • 1,988 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940