Bayliss Family History

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Bayliss Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an officer of a court of justice, whose duties included serving writs, distraining goods, and (formerly) arresting people. In England formerly it was also a status name for the chief officer of a hundred (administrative subdivision of a county). The derivation is from Middle English, Old French bailis, from Late Latin baiulivus (adjective), ‘pertaining to an attendant or porter’ (see Bailey).

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


Similar surnames: Bailiff, Bliss, Balis, Biss, Wallis, Ballin, Bayes, Bayle, Ayles

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Bayliss Family Origin

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Bayliss Family Occupations

What did your Bayliss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bayliss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Bayliss's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bayliss. A less common occupation for the Bayliss family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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Bayliss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bayliss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bayliss census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Bayliss. 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 Card

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

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Bayliss Life Expectancy

What is the average Bayliss lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bayliss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bayliss in 1945 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bayliss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bayliss ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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