Pais Name Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: patronymic from the personal name Paio, equivalent of Spanish Pelayo. Italian: when not of the same origin as 1, a nickname from Greek pais ‘boy’, ‘lad’, ‘servant’.

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

Similar surnames: Paiz, Paris, Pals, Pait, Lais, Pass, Paul, Rais, Dais, Pan

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Pais Family Origin

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Pais Family Occupations

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pais ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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In 1880, the most common Pais occupation in the USA was Laborer. 40% of Pais's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pais. A less common occupation for the Pais family was Farm Laborer.

Source: Census data for Pais | Data not to scale

Pais Historical Records

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Pais Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Pais life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Pais in 1962 was 61, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pais

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