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Payne Family History

Payne Name Meaning
English: variant spelling of Paine. This is also a well-established surname in Ireland.

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

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1,317,025 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
141,964 Military Records
72,028 Immigration Records
1,041,504 Census and Voter Lists
3,095,020 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Payne Families

  • Number of Payne families
     659 - 1,315
     220 - 658
     1 - 219
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Payne families
     2,825 - 5,647
     942 - 2,824
     1 - 941
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Payne families
     46 - 89
     16 - 45
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Payne census records

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Payne Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Payne families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Payne Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Payne families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Payne

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Payne Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Payne census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Payne ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Payne Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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