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Bailly Family History

Bailly Name Meaning

French: occupational name for a steward or official from Old French baillif. Compare Bailey French: habitational name from (Le) Bailly the name of several places in the northern part of France. English: variant of Bailey .

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


Similar surnames: Bailey, Billy, Faille, Tally, Baile, Bail, Brill, Balle, Lilly, Bill

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Where is the Bailly family from?

You can see how Bailly families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bailly family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bailly families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 77 Bailly families living in Quebec. This was about 66% of all the recorded Bailly's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Bailly families in 1911.
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What did your Bailly ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and School Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Bailly. 25% of Bailly men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Bailly women worked as a School Teacher. .

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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
    25%
  • Cultivateur
    25%
  • Blacksmith
    15%
  • Student
    15%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • School Teacher
    100%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Bailly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bailly 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bailly. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Bailly lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bailly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Bailly in 1943 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

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