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Baylies Family History

Baylies Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Bayliss, Bayles, Baylis, Balles, Bailie, Balis, Ayles, Bailes

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Where is the Baylies family from?

You can see how Baylies families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Baylies family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Baylies families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 23 Baylies families living in Massachusetts. This was about 82% of all the recorded Baylies's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Baylies families in 1840.
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What did your Baylies ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Baylies. 34% of Baylies men worked as a Laborer and 67% of Baylies women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Baylies were Proprietor and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
  • Clerk
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 535 immigration records available for the last name Baylies. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Baylies. For the veterans among your Baylies ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Baylies lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Baylies life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Baylies in 1958 was 66, and 65 in 2004.

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