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The surname Baylis is derived from the Old French word baillis, which is the nominative form of the word bailliff. The name was originally occupational for a bailiff, a deputy of a king or lord, whose duties included collecting of rents and administering justice. In Wales, this name was for an agent of the English lords of the marches.

Baylis Early Origins



The surname Baylis was first found in Glamorganshire (Welsh: Sir Forgannwg), a region of South Wales, anciently part of the Welsh kingdom of Glywysing, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Baylis Spelling Variations


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Baylis Spelling Variations



There are relatively few surnames native to Wales, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. Early variations of Welsh surnames can be explained by the fact that very few people in the early Middle Ages were literate. Priests and the few other literate people were responsible for recording names in official documents. And because most people could not specific how to properly record their names it was up to the individual recorder of that time to determine how a spoken name should be recorded. Variations due to the imprecise or improper recording of a name continued later in history when names originally composed in the Brythonic Celtic, language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, were transliterated into English. Welsh names that were documented in English often changed dramatically since the native language of Wales, which was highly inflected, did not copy well. Occasionally, however, spelling variations were carried out according to an individual's specific design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by minor variations. The spelling variations of the name Baylis have included Bayliss, Bailiss, Baliss, Balis, Balies, Bayles, Bayliff, Bayliffe, Bailiff, Bailiffe and many more.

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Baylis Early History


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Baylis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baylis research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1500, and 1860 are included under the topic Early Baylis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baylis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Baylis Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baylis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baylis In Ireland


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Baylis In Ireland



Some of the Baylis family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 141 words (10 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



Many Welsh families joined their Scottish and Irish neighbors during the late 1800s and early 1900s in seeking refuge in North Ameri ca. Like the Irish and Scottish, many Welsh anxiously awaited the work, freedom, and opportunities that they believed lay in North America. Those who did journey over to the United States and what became known as Canada often realized those dreams, but only through much toil and perseverance. Whenever and however these Welsh immigrants arrived in North America, they were instrumental in the creation of the industry, commerce, and cultural heritage within those two developing nations. In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name Baylis were found:

Baylis Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Baylis, who arrived in New Haven, Conn in 1654

Baylis Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Baylis settled in New England in 1763

Baylis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Baylis, who landed in New York in 1830
  • William A Baylis, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1864

Baylis Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Baylis, who landed in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Baylis Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Baylis arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Louisa Baillie" in 1849
  • William Baylis, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  • Robert Baylis arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Stevenson" in 1850
  • John Baylis (aged 32), a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"

Baylis Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Baylis, aged 21, a chain maker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • James Baylis, aged 23, a butcher, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • R. H. Baylis arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Viscount Canning" in 1865
  • Mark Baylis arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilawur" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Baylis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Baylis (post 1700)



  • William Henry Baylis (1962-1988), American silver medalist sailor at the 1988 Summer Olympics
  • Brigadier-General James Ernest Baylis (1884-1976), American Surgeon 7th Army (1945-1947)
  • Jearld Baylis (b. 1962), American star defensive lineman in the Canadian Football League
  • Keith Rodney Baylis (b. 1947), English former cricketer
  • Marc Baylis (b. 1978), British stage, television and film actor
  • Matthew Baylis (b. 1971), British novelist, screenwriter and journalist
  • Edward Baylis (1791-1861), British mathematician and founder of insurance companies
  • Lilian Baylis (1874-1937), British theatrical producer, manager and founder of a ballet company
  • Trevor Graham Baylis (b. 1937), English inventor of the Clockwork radio

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Baylis Historic Events


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Baylis Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Herbert J Baylis (b. 1922), English Ordinary Signalman serving for the Royal Navy from Battersea, London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The Baylis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Baylis 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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