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Re: Payan (pah-yahn) is derived from the Maya language
Posted by: Jules Payant (ID *****7299) Date: June 03, 2002 at 14:08:29
In Reply to: Re: Payan (pah-yahn) is derived from the Maya language by Muriel Payan of 187

While there may be people of Mayan descent with the last name of Payan, I would have to suggest to you the reason why. In the 1800's Mexico was ruled by France. It is quite plausable that a Payan(t) from France could have started the Mayan line. Another reason could be that someone just adopted the name from a French official and through time the genesis of the name has been forgotten. The name is definately French.

Jules


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