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The BAILY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,544 11371 0.001 9
United States (1880 census) 8,909 673 0.018 178
Change since 1880 -6365 -10698 -0.017 -169
Other Countries
Australia 174 8567 0.001 11
United Kingdom 654 7293 0.001 14
Top States for BAILY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 323 11780 0.001 10
Pennsylvania 254 8863 0.002 21
Florida 141 17936 0.001 9
Washington 132 8188 0.002 22
Illinois 123 15975 0.001 10
Top States for BAILY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 28 7067 0.004 37
Idaho 45 6027 0.003 35
Alaska 17 8410 0.003 27
Washington 132 8188 0.002 22
Nebraska 38 10403 0.002 22


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called BAILY live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called BAILY represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called BAILY in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a BAILY by picking someone at random in South Dakota than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of BAILY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the BAILY surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the BAILY surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of BAILY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 517 20.32
White (Hispanic) 62 2.44
Mixed Race 30 1.18
Native American/Alaskan 23 0.9
Asian/Pacific 10 0.39
White (Caucasian) 1,902 74.76

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the BAILY surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of BAILY in historical publications

BAILEY. BAILY. 1. From Bailli, in the arrondissement of Neufchatel ; Bailli in that of Dieppe, in Normandy; Bailey, a township in Lancashire ; or Bailie, a township in Cumberland. 2. Another form of bailiff, a title of office applied in many ways under our feudal and municipal laws, 3. A name given to the courts of a castle formed by the spaces between the circuits of walls or defences which surround the keep. Gloss. Arch.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to BAILY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BAILY.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for BAILY

The following words are slight variants of BAILY that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.