The surname Bails is a name that was originally given to a near the outer wall of a feudal castle which is derived from the Old French word baille, which referred to such a structure.
Early Origins of the Bails family
The surname Bails was first found in Colchester, where they had been granted lands about the year 1500. The name was originally spelt Bellis. Baile Hill is a man-made earth mound in York, England. It is thought to have been built in 1068 and played a part in William the Conqueror's conquest of York.
Important Dates for the Bails family
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Bails Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bayle, Bayles, Baile, Bailes, Bellis and others.
Early Notables of the Bails family (pre 1700)
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Bails migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include: