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Origins of the Page surname

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What does the name Page mean?

Page is a surname that originated in England. It's an occupational name that comes from the Anglo-Norman 'page' (boy-attendant). This name would have been given to a personal attendant or serving boy of a nobleman and their descendants. Less often, some believe it can be a geographic name, from the Old English 'page' (village) referring to someone who hails from a village.

Alternative variations of the name Page

Page, Paige, Payge, Pag, Pege

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Where do most Pages live?

In 1921, most Pages lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Pages

How common is your surname?

134th most common surname in the UK

We have 254,000 records for the Page surname. The oldest one dates back to 1100.

Who were Pages most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Page first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Pages

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Pages in 1921




General Servant Domestic


Domestic Servant


General Servant


Common Male occupations for Pages in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer




Farm Labourer




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