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Pai Name Meaning

Indian (Goa): Hindu (Brahman) name, from Sanskrit pati ‘lord’. It is found among the Konkani-speaking Saraswat Brahmans, who were originally from Goa but are now found in larger numbers in coastal Karnataka. Korean: variant of Pae.

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

Similar surnames: Rai, Pal, Bai, Pak, Pau, Pan, Sani, Kai, Pax, Pao

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Where is the Pai family from?

You can see how Pai families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pai family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Pai families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Pai families living in California. This was about 80% of all the recorded Pai's in the USA. California had the highest population of Pai families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pai surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pai ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Weaver were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pai. 34% of Pai men worked as a Laborer.

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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
  • Farm Laborer
  • Tailor
  • Fireman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Weaver
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pai. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pai 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pai. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Pai. For the veterans among your Pai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pai lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Pai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pai in 1945 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

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