Payson Family History

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Payson Name Meaning

German and Frisian: variant spelling of Paysen,a patronymic from the personal name Paul.

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

Similar surnames: Mayson, Pawson, Person, Rayson, Wayson, Paxson, Hasson, Parson

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Payson Family Origin

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Payson Family Occupations

What did your Payson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carter Worker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Payson. 13% of Payson men worked as a Carter Worker and 46% of Payson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Payson were Foreman Tanner Retired and Domestic Unpaid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carter Worker
  • Engine Tenter Retired A Flom Knill Reti
  • Farm Buliff Retired
  • Foreman Tanner Retired

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Daily Domestic Work
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
  • Domestic Unpaid

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

Payson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Payson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Payson 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Payson. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Payson. For the veterans among your Payson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Payson Life Expectancy

What is the average Payson lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Payson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Payson in 1949 was 44, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Payson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Payson 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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