Payan Family History

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Payan Name Meaning

probably Spanish: unexplained. In Spain this name is mainly found in Andalusia. English: variant spelling of Paine. Southern French: from Latin paganus ‘country dweller’, hence a nickname for a country-born person, or from its later sense of ‘pagan’, ‘heathen’, given to a child not yet baptized. Compare Paine.

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

Similar surnames: Pagan, Pan, Laban, Layman, Alan, Pappan, Payant, Pavan, Para, Malan

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Payan Family Origin

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Payan Family Occupations

What did your Payan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Clerk and Chauffeur were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Payan. 8% of Payan men worked as a Clerk and 34% of Payan women worked as a Chauffeur. Some less common occupations for Americans named Payan were Chaufeur and Mnagre

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
  • Laborer
  • Absentia Matet
  • Chaufeur

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Chauffeur
  • Gerant
  • Mnagre

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

Payan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Payan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Payan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Payan. 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 Card

There are 574 military records available for the last name Payan. For the veterans among your Payan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Payan Life Expectancy

What is the average Payan lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Payan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Payan in 1955 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

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