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The BAYLY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 685 31848 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 440 10702 0.001 9
Change since 1880 +245 -21146 -0.001 -7
Other Countries
Australia 437 3629 0.003 27
United Kingdom 381 10786 0.001 8
Top States for BAYLY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 113 15717 0.001 6
Pennsylvania 70 19059 0.001 6
Florida 64 23877 0.000 4
California 62 32926 0.000 2
Maryland 52 10024 0.001 10
Top States for BAYLY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 9 13144 0.001 11
Maryland 52 10024 0.001 10
Nebraska 16 14394 0.001 9
Idaho 11 13797 0.001 9
New Hampshire 8 17057 0.001 6


'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 BAYLY live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called BAYLY represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called BAYLY in New York than any other state, but you are more likely to find a BAYLY by picking someone at random in Delaware than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of BAYLY

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 BAYLY 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 BAYLY 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 BAYLY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 662 96.64
White (Hispanic) 14 2.04
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 0

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

Meaning of BAYLY in historical publications

BAYLY. "The Bailies or Baylys derived their name from their ancestors having anciently been bailiffs of the districts of Carrick, Kjle, and Cunningham, in Scotland." See Bayly of Ballyarthen, co. Wicklow, in B.L.G. See Bailey, &c.

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 BAYLY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BAYLY.

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 BAYLY

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