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Payment Name Meaning

French: from paiement ‘payment’, ‘sum given to pay off a debt’, hence a variant of Paye.

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


Similar surnames: Wayment, Payant, Parent, Ament, Rayment, Gayman, Largent, Payer

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Payment Family Origin

Where is the Payment family from?

Payment Family Occupations

What did your Payment ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Payment. The most common Payment occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Payment's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Payment family was Consumer.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Consumer

    6%

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

Payment Historical Records

What Payment family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Payment. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Payment 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Payment. 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 Payment. For the veterans among your Payment ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Payment Life Expectancy

What is the average Payment lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Payment life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Payment in 1962 was 73, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Payment

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Payment 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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