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Pagan Surname Meaning

Spanish and Catalan: Castilianized form (Pagán) of Catalan Pagà from the Late Latin personal name Paganus which as a derivative of Latin pagus ‘outlying village’ originally meant ‘villager’ (see Payne ). Alternatively in some cases a topographic name from Catalan pagà ‘heath’ (from the same Latin word pagus). English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Pai(e)n Pagen from Late Latin Paganus (see Payne compare 1 above).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Pagano, Payan, Hagan, Fagan, Organ, Magan, Logan, Panas, Page, Wogan

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You can see how Pagan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pagan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pagan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 19 Pagan families living in Quebec. This was about 32% of all the recorded Pagan's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Pagan families in 1911.
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What did your Pagan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Pagan. 58% of Pagan men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Cultivateur
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Passenger Lists

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Pagan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Pagan. For the veterans among your Pagan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pagan lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Pagan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pagan in 1948 was 40, and 68 in 2004.

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