Bayley Family History

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Bayley Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Bailey.

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

Similar surnames: Bayly, Baley, Hayley, Bayles, Baxley, Bailey, Bazley, Bayle, Barley

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Bayley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bayley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bayley. 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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Bayley Family Origin

Where is the Bayley family from?

Bayley Family Occupations

What did your Bayley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bayley. The most common Bayley occupation in Canada was Farmer. 26% of Bayley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bayley family was Fisherman.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Fisherman


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

Bayley Historical Records

What Bayley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 115,000 census records available for the last name Bayley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bayley 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Bayley. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Bayley. For the veterans among your Bayley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bayley Life Expectancy

What is the average Bayley lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Bayley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Bayley in 1957 was 55, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bayley 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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