Bailie Family History

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Bailie Name Meaning

Scottish: status name for one of the senior members of a city council, or (earlier) the chief magistrate in a barony, Older Scots baili. Etymologically, this is the same word as Bailey, but the functions as well as the spelling of the two officials were different in England and Scotland.

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

Similar surnames: Baile, Bailey, Bailin, Barrie, Baillie, Fairlie, Balle, Bailer, Balis

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Bailie Family Origin

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Bailie Family Occupations

What did your Bailie ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bailie family was Carter. The most common Bailie occupation in the UK was Iron Moulder. 7% of Bailie's were Iron Moulders. Iron Moulder, Blacksmith and Carman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bailie.

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  • Iron Moulder

  • Blacksmith

  • Carman

  • Carter


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

Bailie Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Bailie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bailie 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bailie. 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 Bailie. For the veterans among your Bailie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bailie Life Expectancy

What is the average Bailie lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bailie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bailie in 1944 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

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