Early Origins of the Pays family
The surname Pays was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna
Region. The famous University of Bolgna was founded in the 11th century, by the 13th century the student body was nearly 10,000. Dante and Petrarch studied there. Tisso was tried there for 1564 for writing satirical poems. Bologna naturally, is famous for its sausages. But many noted scholars were born there. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time was in itself a family honor.
Early History of the Pays family
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Pays Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pace, Paci, Pasi, Pase, Pasio, Paciello, Pacelli, Pacenti, Pasini, Pasino, Pasetto, Pasutti, Pascelli, Pascel and many more.
Early Notables of the Pays family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pays family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pays Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- George Pays, aged 23, a bricklayer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Navarino" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Monday 14th August 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1854.shtml.