An English, Scottish, French surname, the Page family name comes from Middle English and Old French term of â€˜pageâ€™ which can refer to a personal attendant of a nobleman. The Greek form was â€™paidâ€™ and the Italian form was spelled â€™paggioâ€™. The Sussex region of England had the early Page families. A French spelling would be Paget.
A spelling variation for Page would be Paige.
In England the Page surname is mostly in the eastern regions, along the coast. Those English locations include Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Kent and Surry. To the north many Page families live in Yorkshire, Staffordshire and Lancashire. In Scotland the Page families live in the central and southern regions, mostly in Fife, Midlothian and Lanarkshire counties.
The Page family name has become very common throughout Ireland, along the areas of Ulster and Galway.
Within the United States the Page surname is in most of the mid-west, southern and eastern states. Those states with the most Page families include Texas, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, Massachusetts, and New York.
Famous: Anita Page (film actress), Larry Page (co-founder of â€˜Googleâ€™), Genevieve Page (actress in France), Jimmy Page (musician), Patti Page (singer), Rutherford Page (pioneer in aviation), Tommy Page (pianist), William Page (19th century artist), Geraldine Page (actress) and Clarence Page (columnist for the Chicago Tribune newspaper).