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Paille Family History

Paille Name Meaning

French: from Old French paille ‘straw’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who gathered straw or used it to make hats or mattresses. It may also have been a nickname for someone with straw-colored hair.

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


Similar surnames: Pille, Faille, Maille, Pelle, Spille, Salle, Palla, Pill, Pile, Saile

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Where is the Paille family from?

You can see how Paille families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paille family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Paille families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 81 Paille families living in Quebec. This was about 89% of all the recorded Paille's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Paille families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Paille surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Paille ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fils Cultivateur and Institutrice were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Paille. 20% of Paille men worked as a Fils Cultivateur and 50% of Paille women worked as an Institutrice. Some less common occupations for Americans named Paille were Farmer and Servante.

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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

  • Fils Cultivateur
    20%
  • Journalier
    17%
  • Journalier
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Institutrice
    50%
  • Servante
    50%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Paille. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paille census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 331 immigration records available for the last name Paille. 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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Draft Cards

There are 667 military records available for the last name Paille. For the veterans among your Paille ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Paille lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Paille life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Paille in 1947 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

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