Payette Family History

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Payette Name Meaning

Variant of French Payet, from a diminutive of Payeur. The spelling reflects the Canadian practice of pronouncing the final -t, which is not the practice France.

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

Similar surnames: Pinette, Piette, Paquette, Parlette, Pichette, Paulette, Fayette

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Payette Family Origin

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Payette Family Occupations

What did your Payette ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Servante were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Payette. 21% of Payette men worked as a Cultivateur and 16% of Payette women worked as a Servante. Some less common occupations for Americans named Payette were Farmer and Cultivateur

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
  • Laborer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Servante
  • Ouvrire
  • Saleslady
  • Cultivateur

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

Payette Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Payette. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Payette 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Payette. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Payette. For the veterans among your Payette ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Payette Life Expectancy

What is the average Payette lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Payette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Payette in 1941 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Payette ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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