Pye Name Meaning

English: from Middle English, Old French pie, pye ‘magpie’ (Latin pica), applied as a nickname for a talkative or thievish person. The modern English name of the bird, not found before the 17th century, is from the earlier dialect term maggot-pie, formed by the addition of Mag, Maggot, pet forms of the female personal name Margaret. Welsh: variant of Pugh.

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

Similar surnames: Pyle, Bye, Lye, Tye, Rye, Nye, Eye, Dye, Paye, Pee

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Pye Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pye name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pye. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • France


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Pye Family Origin

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Pye Family Occupations

What did your Pye ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Fisherman and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pye. A less common occupation for the Pye family was Going To School. The most common Pye occupation in Canada was Farmer. 12% of Pye's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Fisherman

  • Servant

  • Going To School


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Pye Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 103,000 census records available for the last name Pye. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pye 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Pye. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Pye. For the veterans among your Pye ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pye Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Pye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Pye in 1944 was 40, and 70 in 2004.

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