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Bayley Family History

Bayley Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Bailey.

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


Similar surnames: Bayly, Baley, Hayley, Bayles, Baxley, Bailey, Bazley, Bayle, Barley

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Where is the Bayley family from?

You can see how Bayley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bayley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bayley families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 30 Bayley families living in Vermont. This was about 13% of all the recorded Bayley's in the USA. Vermont had the highest population of Bayley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bayley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bayley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bayley. 16% of Bayley men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Bayley women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bayley were Truck Driver and Secretary.

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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
    16%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Secretary
    7%
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Census Records

There are 115,000 census records available for the last name Bayley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bayley 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Bayley. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Bayley. For the veterans among your Bayley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bayley lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Bayley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Bayley in 1957 was 55, and 71 in 2004.

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