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Bailey Family History

Bailey Name Meaning
status name for a steward or official, Middle English bail(l)i (Old French baillis, from Late Latin baiulivus, an adjectival derivative of baiulus ‘attendant’, ‘carrier’ ‘porter’).topographic name for someone who lived by the outer wall of a castle, Middle English bail(l)y, baile ‘outer courtyard of a castle’, from Old French bail(le) ‘enclosure’, a derivative of bailer ‘to enclose’, a word of unknown origin. This term became a place name in its own right, denoting a district beside a fortification or wall, as in the case of the Old Bailey in London, which formed part of the early medieval outer wall of the city.habitational name from Bailey in Lancashire, named with Old English beg ‘berry’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.Anglicized form of French Bailly.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Bailey Families

  • Number of Bailey families
     1,126 - 2,249
     376 - 1,125
     1 - 375
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bailey families
     2,790 - 5,577
     931 - 2,789
     1 - 930
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bailey families
     41 - 80
     14 - 40
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bailey Family Origin

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Bailey Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Bailey

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Bailey Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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