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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


Similar surnames: Barley, Bailes, Bagley, Batley, Baile, Gailey, Badley, Brailey, Paley

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Bailey Family Origin

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Bailey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bailey. The most common Bailey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Bailey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bailey family was Farming.

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