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Find more Groom 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 166 less people named Groom 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 2,995 people named Groom in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% less people named Groom in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,829 people named Groom were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 1,402 females, Margaret was the most common name
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 93
  • 44% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,727

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 136 were born in foreign countries
  • 594 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 14% were first-generation Americans
  • 5% were born in foreign countries