Paye Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for an official responsible for settling accounts, from Old French paie ‘payment’. Compare Payeur. (Payé): apparently a variant of Paille.

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


Similar surnames: Caye, Pay, Page, Pye, Pape, Pane, Haye, Loye, Payer, Pate

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Paye Family Origin

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Paye Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • School

    16%
  • Cabinet Dealer

    5%
  • Commis

    5%

In 1881, Farmer, School and Cabinet Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Paye. A less common occupation for the Paye family was Commis. The most common Paye occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Paye's were Farmers.

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Paye Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1960 and 2004, Paye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Paye in 1960 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Paye

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