Paille Family History

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Paille Name Meaning

French: from Old French paille ‘straw’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who gathered straw or used it to make hats or mattresses. It may also have been a nickname for someone with straw-colored hair.

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

Similar surnames: Pille, Faille, Maille, Pelle, Spille, Salle, Palla, Pill, Pile, Saile

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Paille Family Origin

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Paille Family Occupations

What did your Paille ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Paille occupation in the USA was Butcher. 20% of Paille's were Butchers. Butcher, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Paille. A less common occupation for the Paille family was Watch Maker.

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  • Butcher

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer

  • Watch Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Paille ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Paille Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Paille. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paille census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 331 immigration records available for the last name Paille. 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 Card

There are 667 military records available for the last name Paille. For the veterans among your Paille ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Paille Life Expectancy

What is the average Paille lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Paille life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Paille in 1947 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Paille

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Paille ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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