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Bailes Name Meaning

English (Durham): variant of Bales or Bayliss . English: variant of Bale 1 from the genitive case of Middle English bail(e) ‘bailey outer wall of a castle’ hence a topographic name for someone who lived beside a castle. Compare Bail and Bailey . Spanish: plural form of Baile .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bailey, Baile, Hailes, Biles, Bailer, Saile, Baines, Miles, Bales

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You can see how Bailes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bailes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bailes families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 24 Bailes families living in Ontario. This was about 60% of all the recorded Bailes's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bailes families in 1911.
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What did your Bailes ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Bailes. 72% of Bailes men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Engineer
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bailes. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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

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What is the average Bailes lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bailes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bailes in 1944 was 37, and 67 in 2004.

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