Paye Family History

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Paye Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for an official responsible for settling accounts, from Old French paie ‘payment’. Compare Payeur. (Payé): apparently a variant of Paille.

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

Similar surnames: Caye, Pay, Page, Pye, Pape, Pane, Haye, Loye, Payer, Pate

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Paye Family Origin

Where is the Paye family from?

Paye Family Occupations

What did your Paye ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Paye occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Paye's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Paye family was Merchant. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Paye.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Merchant


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

Paye Historical Records

What Paye family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Paye. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paye 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Paye. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Paye. For the veterans among your Paye ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Paye Life Expectancy

What is the average Paye lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Paye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Paye in 1960 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Paye

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Paye 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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