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Pae Family History

Pae Name Meaning

Korean: there is only one Chinese character for the Pae surname. The only documented Pae clan is that of Kyongju. The founding ancestor of the Kyongju Pae clan, Ki-t’a, was one of the six elders who made Pak Hyokkose Shilla’s first king. Afterwards, Ki-t’a received the surname of Pae during the 32nd year of the reign of the Shilla King Yuri Isagum (24–57 ad).

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


Similar surnames: Pak, Pan, Paek, Pai, Bae, Rao, Poe, Pau, Page, Pao

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Where is the Pae family from?

You can see how Pae families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pae family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pae families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Pae families living in Virginia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Pae's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Pae families in 1840.
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What did your Pae ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pae. 25% of Pae men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Pae women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pae were Farming and Maid.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Waitress
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Pae. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pae census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 708 immigration records available for the last name Pae. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Pae. For the veterans among your Pae ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pae lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Pae life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Pae in 1965 was 80, and 77 in 2004.

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