Paylor Family History

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Paylor Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): occupational name for a maker of pots and pans, from an agent derivative of Middle English pail(e) (Old French paelle ‘frying pan’, ‘cooking pan’).

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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Paylor Family Origin

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Paylor Family Occupations

What did your Paylor ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Beer Seller were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Paylor. The most common Paylor occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 21% of Paylor's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Paylor family was Butcher & Farmer Of 17 Acres.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Beer Seller

  • Butcher & Farmer Of 17 Acres


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Paylor Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Paylor. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 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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Paylor Life Expectancy

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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