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Find more Godley 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 45 less people named Godley 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 1,216 people named Godley in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% less people named Godley in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,171 people named Godley were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 47 were disabled
  • For 599 females, Margaret was the most common name
  • 359 were children
  • 17% of women had paying jobs

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

  • The most common mother tongue was Bohemian
  • 52 were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in North Carolina
  • 228 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940