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 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Payne. 17% of Payne men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Payne women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Payne were Truck Driver and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Payne Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million 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 83,000 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 155,000 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

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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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