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Paille Name Meaning

French (Paillé): habitational name from Paillé the name of several places in the western part of France. 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 who slept on the straw or for someone with straw-colored hair.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Paille family from?

You can see how Paille families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paille family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Paille families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 6 Paille families living in Massachusetts. This was about 30% of all the recorded Paille's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Paille families in 1880.
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What did your Paille ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Paille. 60% of Paille men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Paille women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Paille were Fireman and Nurse. .

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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
  • Machinist
  • Gardener
  • Fireman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Nurse
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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