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Find more Goodenough 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 51 more people named Goodenough 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 1,100 people named Goodenough in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% more people named Goodenough in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,151 people named Goodenough were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 179 owned their homes, valued on average at $4,014
  • The average annual income was $1,140
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • For 573 females, Helen was the most common name

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

  • 57 were born in foreign countries
  • 5% were born in foreign countries
  • Most fathers originated from Missouri
  • 17% were first-generation Americans