Payes Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

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Payes Family Origin

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Payes Family Occupations

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  • Book Keeper

    33%
  • Cooper

    33%
  • Farmer

    33%

In 1880, the most common Payes occupation in the USA was Book Keeper. 33% of Payes's were Book Keepers. A less common occupation for the Payes family was Farmer. Book Keeper and Cooper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Payes.

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Payes Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1967 and 2003, Payes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Payes in 1967 was 78, and 87 in 2003.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Payes

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