Baylor Family History

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Baylor Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Bailor. Respelling of German Bailer or Bayler (see Beiler).

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

Similar surnames: Bailer, Aylor, Caylor, Naylor, Kaylor, Bailor, Faylor, Ailor, Bayles

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Baylor Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Baylor name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Baylor. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Baylor Family Origin

Where is the Baylor family from?

Baylor Family Occupations

What did your Baylor ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Baylor occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Baylor's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Baylor. A less common occupation for the Baylor family was Works On Farm.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Works On Farm


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Baylor ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Baylor Historical Records

What Baylor family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Baylor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Baylor 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Baylor. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Baylor. For the veterans among your Baylor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Baylor Life Expectancy

What is the average Baylor lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Baylor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Baylor in 1944 was 23, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Baylor 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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