The Dictionary of Surnames gives PAIN (and variations) as an English given name, via Middle English, from the Latin Paganus - meaning an outlying village. Its English meaning was originally rustic, then civilian (as opposed to military) and then heathen.
Data from monumental inscriptions is from Michael L Browning of the Bristol & Avon Family History Society.
Genealogical data pre-1837 is from my distant relatives Nelson PAIN and Jack Kenneth PAIN to whom I am indebted.
|Joseph PAIN was my mother's mother's mother's father's father.
He was born about 1779.
He married Ann FLOWER 12th August 1799 in Midsomer Norton, Somerset.
He was living in Timsbury in 1851.
He died 17th August 1856 in Timsbury.
|Joseph PAIN was my mother's mother's mother's father.
He was baptised 7th April 1805 in Midsomer Norton, Somerset
He married Margaret FUNNER (TUNNER ?) 13th December 1824 in Timsbury, Somerset.
He died 29th February 1888 in Timsbury, and was buried there 4th March.
|Emily PAIN was my mother's mother's mother.
She was born 9 May 1848 in Timsbury, Somerset.
She was batised 2nd July 1848 in Timsbury.
She was still living in Timsbury in 1861.
She was living at Shere Road, Deptford in 1874 when
she married Thomas RUNDLE 20th December 1874 at St Lukes's Church, Deptford. Witnesses were Edward and Eliza Shakleton. Her name was spelled PAYNE on her marriage certificate.
She was living at 47 Evelyn Street, Deptford, London in 1876.
She was living at 29 Arthur Street, Deptford, London in 1879 and 1881.
She was living at 64 Dacca Street, Deptford when she died, in the Union Infirmary, 29th April 1906, age 57, of bronchitis.