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The name Baillie came to England with the ancestors of the Baillie family in the Norman Conquest in 1066. The surname Baillie is 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 Baillie 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.

Baillie Early Origins



The surname Baillie 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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Baillie Spelling Variations


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Baillie Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Baillie, Bailey, Bailie, Bayly, Bayley, Bailley, Baly, Ballye, Bayllie and many more.

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Baillie Early History


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Baillie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baillie 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 Baillie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baillie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Baillie 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 Baillie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baillie In Ireland


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Baillie In Ireland



Some of the Baillie 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


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The Great Migration



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Baillie name or one of its variants:

Baillie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Baillie, who arrived in Georgia in 1735
  • Kenneth Baillie, who landed in Georgia in 1740

Baillie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Baillie, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848

Baillie Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Baillie, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Baillie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Baillie, aged 29, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Omega"

Baillie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mrs Gordon Baillie landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Oriental
  • Gordon Baillie arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • Thomas G. Baillie arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred The Great" in 1859
  • Mary A. Baillie, aged 49, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878
  • James Baillie, aged 13, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Baillie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Baillie (post 1700)



  • Thomas Gilbert Baillie (1881-1969), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Saginaw County 1st District, 1905-06
  • David G. Baillie, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Guilford, 1934
  • James Baillie (b. 1996), English footballer who plays for Crewe Alexandra (2014-)
  • William Baillie (1723-1810), known as "Captain William Baillie," an Irish printmaker
  • Charles Bishop Baillie (b. 1935), Canadian former CFL football player who played from 1954 to 1965
  • William Baillie (1736-1816), Lord Polkemmet, a Scottish jurist
  • Alexander Charles Baillie OC (b. 1939), Canadian former CEO of TD Bank Financial Group, Chancellor of Queen's University (2002-2008)
  • Charles Baillie FRSE (1804-1879), Lord Jerviswood, a Scottish advocate, jurist and politician, Lord Advocate (1858-1859), Member of Parliament for Linlithgowshire in 1859
  • James Evan Bruce Baillie (1859-1931), Scottish Unionist politician for Inverness-shire
  • Sir James Black Baillie OBE (1872-1940), British moral philosopher and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds
  • ... (Another 9 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. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Baillie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Baillie 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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