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Find more Gruver 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 339 less people named Gruver 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 1,483 people named Gruver in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 23% less people named Gruver in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,144 people named Gruver were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 43%, or 131 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 1% reported their race as other than white
  • 163 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,795
  • Most common occupation was laborer

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 19 was born in foreign country
  • 124 were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in California
  • The most common mother tongue was Pennsylvania German