Bailes Family History

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Bailes Name Meaning

variant of Bayliss. 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.

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

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

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Bailes Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bailes name?

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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Bailes Family Origin

Where is the Bailes family from?

Bailes Family Occupations

What did your Bailes ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bailes occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Bailes's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Blacksmith and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bailes. A less common occupation for the Bailes family was Shipwright.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Blacksmith

  • Farmer

  • Shipwright


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

Bailes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Bailes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bailes 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bailes. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Bailes Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bailes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bailes 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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