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Pye Name Meaning

English: from Middle English, Old French pie, pye ‘magpie’ (Latin pica), applied as a nickname for a talkative or thievish person. The modern English name of the bird, not found before the 17th century, is from the earlier dialect term maggot-pie, formed by the addition of Mag, Maggot, pet forms of the female personal name Margaret. Welsh: variant of Pugh.

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


Similar surnames: Pyle, Bye, Lye, Tye, Rye, Nye, Eye, Dye, Paye, Pee

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Where is the Pye family from?

You can see how Pye families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pye family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pye families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 12 Pye families living in New York. This was about 28% of all the recorded Pye's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Pye families in 1840.
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What did your Pye ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pye. 16% of Pye men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Pye women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pye were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    12%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Laundress
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Pye. 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 Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Pye. For the veterans among your Pye ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pye lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Pye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Pye in 1944 was 40, and 70 in 2004.

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