Log in  | New? Register

158,769 PAYNE members around the world

Stay informed about PAYNE Family online & offline events!

Keep me informed as to PAYNE Family online & offline events

My PAYNE family came from?

See our recent family gatherings

PAYNE Family History

This famous surname spelt in many forms including Pain, Payn, Payne, Paine, Paines, Paynes, Pagan, Pagon and Fitzpayn, is medieval English but of French and ultimately Roman origins. It derives from the pre 7th century personal name "Pagen", itself from the word "paien" and the earlier Latin "paganus". The original meaning was a villager or rustic, and later a heathen! Curiously this unusual background does not seem to have proved a bar to its popularity as a Christian name. In England it is first recorded in the famous Domesday Book of 1086, with that of Edmund filius Pagen of Somerset, whilst Reginoldus filius Pain appears in the Knight Templars (Crusader) register of Lincolnshire in 1185...

Who have we missed?

Tell us about any famous PAYNE (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!


Join the conversation with the PAYNE tribe

  • Find your PAYNE ancestor
  • Tell us about your PAYNE Family
  • Tell us about your PAYNE ancestors
  • Ask a question about the PAYNE history
  • Leave a message for PAYNE family members

Wilson Payne 20/06/1906 Callan street Armagh my father

Lori Mayne

I have a brick wall with regard to my great grandfather, William Isaac Payne born 06 Jun 1876 in Remington, Jasper, Indiana, USA. William's parents were Smith Payne (born in 1748 from Rensselaer County, New York), & Elizabeth Jane Blake (born in 1851 from Wisconsin. Elizabeth died 14 June 1924 Remington, Jasper, Indiana. William Isaac married Ida Shaw on18 May 1896 • New Hasbrouck Heights, Bergen, New Jersey, USA according to a newspaper article. Does anyone have William Isaac Payne & Ida Shaw in your family trees?

Tammy Payne

Like for information on mae payne


I don't know

Linda Roberson

Looking for David Payne and who his father was. Born 1770 thru 1780 in Virginia. My maiden name is Payne.


You are not register

Join Log in

Invite more PAYNE family members!

Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the PAYNE tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest

Discover where the PAYNE Family members live around the world

Explore where tribe members live today!


Show off the PAYNE Family Crest…

Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from