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Painter Family History

Painter Name Meaning
English: from Middle English, Old French peinto(u)r, oblique case of peintre ‘painter’, hence an occupational name for a painter (normally of colored glass). In the Middle Ages the walls of both great and minor churches were covered with painted decorations, and Reaney and Wilson note that in 1308 Hugh le Peyntour and Peter the Pavier were employed ‘making and painting the pavement’ at St. Stephen’s Chapel, Westminster. The name is widespread in central and southern England.German: topographic name for someone living in a fenced enclosure (see Bainter).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Painter Families

  • Number of Painter families
     273 - 543
     92 - 272
     1 - 91
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Painter families
     336 - 670
     113 - 335
     1 - 112
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Painter families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Painter Family Origin

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Painter Immigration Information

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Painter Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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