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Baily Family History

Baily Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Bailey.

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


Similar surnames: Bayly, Bail, Baile, Bails, Daily, Bayley, Bailey, Bally, Hails, Balle

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Where is the Baily family from?

You can see how Baily families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Baily family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Baily families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 130 Baily families living in New York. This was about 18% of all the recorded Baily's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Baily families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Baily surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Baily ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Baily. 10% of Baily men worked as a Farmer and 63% of Baily women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Baily were Motor Driver and Unpaid Domestic.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
    10%
  • Agricultural Labourer
    8%
  • Builders Labourer
    6%
  • Motor Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    63%
  • Private Means
    7%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
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Census Records

There are 120,000 census records available for the last name Baily. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Baily census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Baily. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Baily. For the veterans among your Baily ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Baily lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Baily life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Baily in 1957 was 30, and 74 in 2004.

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