Bailey Family History

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Bailey Name Meaning

status name for a steward or official, Middle English bail(l)i (Old French baillis, from Late Latin baiulivus, an adjectival derivative of baiulus ‘attendant’, ‘carrier’ ‘porter’). topographic name for someone who lived by the outer wall of a castle, Middle English bail(l)y, baile ‘outer courtyard of a castle’, from Old French bail(le) ‘enclosure’, a derivative of bailer ‘to enclose’, a word of unknown origin. This term became a place name in its own right, denoting a district beside a fortification or wall, as in the case of the Old Bailey in London, which formed part of the early medieval outer wall of the city. habitational name from Bailey in Lancashire, named with Old English beg ‘berry’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Anglicized form of French Bailly.

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

Similar surnames: Barley, Bailes, Bagley, Batley, Baile, Gailey, Badley, Brailey, Paley

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Bailey Family Origin

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Bailey Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Bailey. 30% of Bailey men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Bailey women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bailey were Carpenter and Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Nurse

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bailey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Bailey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bailey 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 138,000 immigration records available for the last name Bailey. 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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Draft Card

There are 307,000 military records available for the last name Bailey. For the veterans among your Bailey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bailey Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bailey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bailey in 1940 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

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