PANE Family History
Recorded in fourteen forms including Paine, Pane, and Payne, this is an English surname of ancient origins. It derives from the Latin word paganus originally meaning a villager or rustic, and later in England, a heathen. Surprisingly perhaps it was a popular personal name before the days of surnames, and is recorded in the famous Domesday Book of 1086, when Edmund filius Pagen.appears in London. Later Reginoldus filius Pain appears in the records of the Knights' Templars better known as the Crusaders in 1185.