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Paylor Name Meaning

English (Surrey): occupational name from Middle English paler palier ‘maker of palings or fences’. Compare Palliser .

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


Similar surnames: Naylor, Aylor, Saylor, Taylor, Pastor, Meylor, Payeur, Payton, Tailor

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Where is the Paylor family from?

You can see how Paylor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paylor family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Paylor families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 41 Paylor families living in Ontario. This was about 56% of all the recorded Paylor's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Paylor families in 1911.
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What did your Paylor ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Paylor. 40% of Paylor men worked as a Cultivateur. .

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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

  • Cultivateur
    40%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Farmers Son
    20%
  • Gardener
    20%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Paylor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paylor 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Paylor. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Paylor. For the veterans among your Paylor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Paylor lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Paylor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Paylor in 1949 was 44, and 64 in 2004.

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