Paine Name Meaning

English (mainly Kent and Sussex): from the Middle English personal name Pain(e), Payn(e) (Old French Paien, from Latin Paganus), introduced to Britain by the Normans. The Latin name is a derivative of pagus ‘outlying village’, and meant at first a person who lived in the country (as opposed to Urbanus ‘city dweller’), then a civilian as opposed to a soldier, and eventually a heathen (one not enrolled in the army of Christ). This remained a popular name throughout the Middle Ages, but it died out in the 16th century.

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


Similar surnames: Laine, Raine, Pine, Pane, Maine, Cain, Caine, Fain, Maire, Pring

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Paine Family Origin

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Paine Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Paine. The most common Paine occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Paine's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Paine family was Farm Laborer.

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Between 1945 and 2004, Paine life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Paine in 1945 was 32, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Paine

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