Payan Family History
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Payan Name Meaning
probably Spanish: unexplained. In Spain this name is mainly found in Andalusia. English: variant spelling of Paine. Southern French: from Latin paganus ‘country dweller’, hence a nickname for a country-born person, or from its later sense of ‘pagan’, ‘heathen’, given to a child not yet baptized. Compare Paine.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press