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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  • Labourer

    20%
  • Annuitant

    10%
  • Brickmaker

    10%
  • Carman & Contractor Employing 8 Hands

    10%

In 1881, Labourer, Annuitant and Brickmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Paye. A less common occupation for the Paye family was Carman & Contractor Employing 8 Hands. The most common Paye occupation in the UK was Labourer. 20% of Paye's were Labourers.

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Paye Historical Records

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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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