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Paine Surname Meaning

English: variant of Payne .

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


Similar surnames: Laine, Raine, Pine, Pane, Maine, Cain, Caine, Fain, Maire, Pring

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Where is the Paine family from?

You can see how Paine families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paine family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Paine families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 69 Paine families living in Ontario. This was about 47% of all the recorded Paine's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Paine families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Paine surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Paine ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Paine. 32% of Paine men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Paine women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Paine were Clerk and Income. .

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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
    32%
  • Labourer
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Income
    50%
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Census Records

There are 192,000 census records available for the last name Paine. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paine 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Paine. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Paine. For the veterans among your Paine ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Paine lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Paine life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Paine in 1945 was 32, and 78 in 2004.

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