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Paien History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Paien family


The surname Paien 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 Paien family


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Paien Spelling Variations


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 Paien 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...
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Migration of the Paien 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.

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