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Payan Early Origins



The surname Payan 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.

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Payan Spelling Variations


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Payan Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Payan is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Payan, Payen, Payon, Payont, Payond, Payons, Paian, Paien, Paion, Paiont, Paions, Pagan, Pagant, Pagani, Payani, Payhani and many more.

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Payan Early History


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Payan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Payan research. Another 639 words (46 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 Payan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Payan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Payan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Payan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Payan has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Payan were

Payan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Payan who settled in Philadelphia in 1794

Payan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jose Payan, aged 58, who settled in America from Lima, in 1904
  • Francois Payan, aged 20, who emigrated to America from Montgardin, France, in 1907
  • Maria Payan, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Montgardin, France, in 1907
  • Joe Payan, aged 60, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1908
  • Maria Payan, aged 43, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Payan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Payan (post 1700)



  • Joseph-François de Payan (1759-1852), political figure during the French Revolution
  • Sébastien Payan (b. 1986), French rugby league player
  • Ferdinand Payan (1870-1961), French cyclist of the early 1900s
  • Claude-François de Payan (1766-1794), political figure of the French Revolution
  • Eliseo Payán (1825-1895), Colombian lawyer, politician, and military officer
  • Daniel Payan, Legal Adviser, Paris
  • Ilka Tanya Payan (1943-1996), Dominican actress and attorney

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    6. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
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    The Payan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Payan Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 2 October 2015 at 14:40.

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