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Paisley Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from a place in Renfrewshire, now a suburb of Glasgow. It is first recorded in 1157 as Passeleth, then in 1158 as Paisleth and in 1163 as Passelet, Passelay; it may be derived from Late Latin basilica ‘church’.

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


Similar surnames: Pasley, Daisley, Bailey, Paley, Parsley, Ansley, Lapsley, Haisley

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Paisley Family Origin

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Paisley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Paisley. A less common occupation for the Paisley family was Farming. The most common Paisley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Paisley's were Farmers.

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Paisley Historical Records

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Paisley Life Expectancy

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