Payne Family History

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Payne Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Paine. This is also a well-established surname in Ireland.

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

Similar surnames: Pane, Mayne, Bayne, Pyne, Layne, Hayne, Sayne, Kayne, Rayne, Paine

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Payne Family Origin

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Payne Family Occupations

What did your Payne ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Payne family was Farming. The most common Payne occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Payne's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Payne.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Payne Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Payne Life Expectancy

What is the average Payne lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Payne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Payne in 1940 was 31, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Payne 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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