Early Origins of the Païan family
The surname Paļan was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where this family held a family seat
from very early times. One of the first records of the family was Hugues de Payens (or Payns) (c.
1070-1136), the Frankish knight from the Champagne
region who was the co-founder and first Grand Master of the Knights Templar. He co-created the Latin Rule, the code of behavior for the Order and is believed to have been born in Troyes, France, but his lineage is unknown.
Early History of the Païan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Païan research.Another 376 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1279, 1380, 1415, 1450, 1539, 1572, 1610, 1612, 1613, 1700, 1779, 1793, 1794, and 1796 are included under the topic Early Païan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Païan Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Payan, Payen, Payon, Payont, Payond, Payons, Paian, Paien, Paion, Paiont, Paions, Pagan, Pagant, Pagani, Payani, Payhani and many more.
Early Notables of the Païan family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean Poyer (c.1450-1503), a French miniature painter and manuscript illuminator; Johann Conrad Peyer (1653-1712), a Swiss anatomist; and Hector... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Païan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Païan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter Payan who settled in Philadelphia in 1794; and Jean Payen, aged 54; settled in Louisiana in 1719.