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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 2nd edition, 2022

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 1891 there were 157 Paylor families living in Yorkshire. This was about 36% of all the recorded Paylor's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Paylor families in 1891.
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What did your Paylor ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Paylor. 24% of Paylor men worked as a General Labourer and 80% of Paylor women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Paylor were Plumber and Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Assistant With Marine Store general Dealer shipbreak
  • General Labourer (retired)
  • Plumber

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Matron School
  • Unpaid Household Duties
  • Domestic Duties
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Census Records

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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 Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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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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