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Bailie is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is a name for a person who held the civil office of the same name in Normandy. The title 'Le Bailli' was approximately equal to that of Viscount or sheriff. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
There was also a place named Bailleul-En-Vimeu which is about six miles south of Abbeyville in the Somme, Normandy from which some instances of the surname may have evolved. The name Bailie is also an occupational name for a steward or official, deriving from "baiulivus" in Late Latin. In Scotland the word bailie, rather than bailiff is still used as the title for an officer in the courts.

Bailie Early Origins



The surname Bailie was first found in Northumberland. However, there is still great controversy over the earliest origins of the name. There was great popular belief that the name was changed from Balliol, due to the unpopularity of the two Scottish Kings of that name. However, many historians, such as Bain, find no evidence for such a change, and cite very early instances of the name Baillie, such as William de Bailli, who appeared as a juror on an inquest concerning forfeited lands in Lothian around 1311-12. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Early records of the Baillie Clan indicate that the aforementioned William de Bailli was also known as Baillie of Hoperig, who acquired the lands of Lamington in Lanarkshire. His son William was granted a charter confirming ownership of these same lands in 1358. Alexander, the eldest grandson of William and two brothers fled the country after they had beaten and killed their tutor. After serving in the army, Alexander received the lands of Dunain and Dochfour, and was appointed the Constable of Inverness. Another brother of Alexander's married a daughter of Sir Patrick Hume's in 1492, and from this union descended the Baillies of Jerviswood.

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Bailie Spelling Variations


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Bailie Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bailie family name include Baillie, Bailey, Bailie, Bayly, Bayley, Bailley, Baly, Ballye, Bayllie and many more.

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Bailie Early History


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Bailie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bailie research. Another 375 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1240, 1296, 1292, 1332, 1338, 1308, 1721, 1872, 1292, 1296, 1585, 1667, 1611, 1587, 1589, 1632, 1684, 1634, 1684, 1657, 1671, 1720, 1701, 1664, 1738, 1691, 1648, 1610, 1664, 1644, 1664, 1630 and are included under the topic Early Bailie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bailie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bailie Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Balliol King of Scotland from 1292-1296; Dr Richard Baylie (1585-1667), twice President of St John's College, Oxford, twice Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University and Dean of Salisbury; John Bayley (died 1611), an English politician, Mayor of Salisbury in 1587, Member of the Parliament...

Another 128 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bailie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bailie In Ireland


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Bailie In Ireland



Some of the Bailie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 335 words (24 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Bailie family to immigrate North America:

Bailie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Bailie, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1638

Bailie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andrew Bailie, who landed in Virginia in 1790
  • Alexander Bailie, who landed in New York in 1795

Bailie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth, Mathew, Matty, Stewart and William Bailie, who all arrived in Philadelphia in 1804
  • Malty Bailie, aged 18, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Eliza Bailie, aged 46, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Stewart Bailie, aged 20, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Mathew Bailie, aged 48, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bailie Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Bailie, who arrived in Canada in 1664

Bailie Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Margereta Bailie, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bailie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bailie (post 1700)



  • Helen Tufts Bailie (1874-1962), American social reformer and activist
  • Rick Bailie, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 2004
  • Sally Anne Bailie (1937-1995), English-born trainer and owner of Thoroughbred racehorses
  • David Bailie (b. 1937), English actor, known for his roles as "Dask" in the 1977 Doctor Who serial The Robots of Death and as the mute pirate Cotton in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy
  • Tony Bailie, British novelist, and journalist from Downpatrick, County Down
  • James Bailie (1890-1967), unionist politician in Northern Ireland
  • Colin James Bailie (b. 1964), British former professional footballer, from Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Noel Bailie MBE (b. 1971), British former semi-professional footballer from Northern Ireland
  • Thomas Bailie (1885-1957), Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) Member of Parliament (1941-1953)
  • Robin John Bailie (b. 1937), Northern Irish solicitor and former politician, Member of Parliament for Newtownabbey (1969-1972), Minister of Commerce and Production (1971-1972)
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ubi bene ibi patria
Motto Translation: One's country is where one is well.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Bailie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bailie Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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