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Bailie Name Meaning

Scottish: status name for one of the senior members of a city council, or (earlier) the chief magistrate in a barony, Older Scots baili. Etymologically, this is the same word as Bailey, but the functions as well as the spelling of the two officials were different in England and Scotland.

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


Similar surnames: Baile, Bailey, Bailin, Barrie, Baillie, Fairlie, Balle, Bailer, Balis

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Where is the Bailie family from?

You can see how Bailie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bailie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bailie families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Bailie families living in Ohio. This was about 33% of all the recorded Bailie's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Bailie families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bailie surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bailie ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bailie. 15% of Bailie men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Bailie women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bailie were Clerk and Saleslady.

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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
    15%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Secretary
    16%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Saleslady
    13%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bailie. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bailie. For the veterans among your Bailie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bailie lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bailie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bailie in 1944 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

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