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Bally Name Meaning

French and Swiss French: variant of Bailly . This surname is also found in Germany. English: perhaps a variant of Bailey . English: habitational name from Bale in Norfolk which was originally Old English batha-lēah from Old English bæth ‘bath a bathing-place’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Balli, Tally, Ally, Mally, Gally, Bayly, Baily, Balle, Hally, Lally

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You can see how Bally families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bally family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bally families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 16 Bally families living in Alberta. This was about 26% of all the recorded Bally's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Bally families in 1911.
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What did your Bally ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Bally. 58% of Bally men worked as a Labourer. .

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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

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Bally lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bally life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Bally in 1962 was 39, and 82 in 2004.

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