Bailey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Bailey reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Bailey 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] 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 Bailey 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.

Early Origins of the Bailey family

The surname Bailey 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]

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.

Important Dates for the Bailey family

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Bailey Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Bailey has been recorded under many different variations, including Baillie, Bailey, Bailie, Bayly, Bayley, Bailley, Baly, Ballye, Bayllie and many more.

Early Notables of the Bailey family (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 for Salisbury in 1589; Robert Baillie of Jerviswood (1632-1684), a civil and religious reformer, eventually put to death for his outspokenness; Robert Baillie (Baillie of Jerviswood) (ca.1634-1684), a Scottish conspirator implicated in the Rye House Plot against King Charles...
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Migration of the Bailey family to Ireland

Some of the Bailey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Bailey migration to the United States

To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Baileys were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Bailey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Mary Bailey, who was listed as being in Virginia in 1619
  • Jonas Bailey, who was recorded in Maine in 1634
  • Jonas Bailey, who landed in Maine in 1634 [3]
  • Richard Bailey, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1638 [3]
  • Guido Bailey, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1642 [3]
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Bailey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • LeSt. Bailey, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [3]
  • Robert Bailey, who arrived in Virginia in 1755 [3]
  • John Bailey, who was a fisherman living in Trinity in 1758
  • William Bailey, who arrived in America in 1760 [3]
  • Benjamin Bailey, who arrived in North Carolina in 1776 [3]
Bailey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Bailey, who arrived in America in 1805 [3]
  • Esther Bailey, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811 [3]
  • James Bailey, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1812 [3]
  • William Bailey, who landed in Connecticut in 1812 [3]
  • Marg Bailey, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812 [3]
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Bailey migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bailey Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Thorns Bailey, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Joseph Bailey, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Joseph Bailey, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1761
  • Mr. Benjamin Bailey U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [4]
  • Mr. David Bailey U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1783 member of the Cape Ann Association [4]
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Bailey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Miss. Eliza Bailey, aged 3 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Christiana" departing from the port of Londonderry, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle on 6th June 1847 [5]
  • Mr. George Bailey, who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Goliah" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in 1847 [5]
  • Miss. Ann Bailey, aged 16 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Ajax" departing 16th May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 23rd June 1847 but she died on board [6]
  • Ms. Ann Bailey, aged 21 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Ajax" departing 16th May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 23rd June 1847 but she died on board [6]
  • Mr. George Bailey, aged 26 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Broom" departing 13th June 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 6th August 1847 but he died on board [6]
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Bailey Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Mr. Bailey, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Bailey migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bailey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Bailey, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [7]
  • William Bailey, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [8]
  • John Bailey Jr., English convict from Bristol, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [9]
  • William Bailey, English convict from Essex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [10]
  • John Bailey, a shoemaker, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
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Bailey migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bailey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs C Bailey, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Mr Bailey, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Antilla
  • Thomas Bailey, aged 28, a cabinet maker, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • Mary Bailey, aged 26, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • Mr. Bailey, British settler travelling from Cape of Good Hope, South Africa aboard the ship "Antilla" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 8th December 1841 [11]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bailey (post 1700)

  • Pearl Mae Bailey (1918-1990), American actress, singer and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Robert Sherwood "Bob" Bailey (1942-2018), American Major League Baseball third baseman who played from 1962 to 1978, World Series Champion (1976)
  • Jake Bailey (1978-2015), American make-up artist and photographer
  • Victor Bailey (1960-2016), American bass guitar player, known for his work with Weather Report (1982-1986)
  • D'Army Bailey (1941-2015), American circuit court judge, civil rights activist, author and film actor, founder of the National Civil Rights Museum in 1991
  • Donald Orlando "Duck" Bailey (1933-2013), American jazz drummer
  • Doug Bailey (d. 2013), American political consultant and founder of The Hotline
  • George William "G.W." Bailey (b. 1944), American stage, television and film actor, best known for his role as Staff Sergeant Luther Rizzo in M*A*S*H (1979-1983)
  • Eion Francis Hamilton Bailey (b. 1976), American actor, best known for appearing in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers
  • Edward Bailey (1814-1903), American artist, the most accomplished of the missionary artists in Hawaii
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Historic Events for the Bailey family

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. George Bailey, British Fireman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking [12]
Halifax Explosion
  • Mr. Fred  Bailey (1892-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [13]
HMS Dorsetshire
  • Frederick William Bailey (d. 1945), British Leading Stoker aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [14]
HMS Hood
  • Mr. Leonard W J Bailey (b. 1902), English Ordinary Signalman serving for the Royal Navy from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [15]
  • Mr. Frederick W Bailey (b. 1918), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [15]
HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Ernest J Bailey, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [16]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Thomas Bailey, British Engine Room Artificer 4th Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [17]
  • Mr. Thomas H Bailey, British Seaman Able Bodied, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [17]
  • Mr. Walter George Bailey, British Petty Officer Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [17]
HMS Royal Oak
  • Edward Richard Bailey (1922-1939), born in Portsmouth, England, British Boy 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [18]
  • Charles William Bailey (1899-1939), born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, British Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [18]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Frederick Richard Bailey, American 3rd Class passenger from Orange, New Jersey, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping on an swamped lifeboat [19]
  • Mr. Walter George "William" Bailey, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [20]
  • Mrs. Jessie Annie Bailey, (née Hanford), Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [20]
  • Miss Ivy Bailey, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [20]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. George Francis Bailey (d. 1912), aged 36, English Second Class Saloon Steward from Shepperton, London who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett [21]
  • Mr. George W. Bailey (d. 1912), aged 46, English Fireman/Stoker from Woolston, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [21]
  • Mr. Joseph Henry Bailey, aged 43, English Master-at-arms from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 16 [21]
  • Mr. Percy Andrew Bailey (d. 1912), aged 18, English Second Class passenger from Penzance, Cornwall who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [21]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. George Richmond Bailey, American Private First Class from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [22]

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Citations

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  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)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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  5. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 12)
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  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  8. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  9. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  10. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  11. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  12. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  13. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  14. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html
  15. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  16. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  17. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  18. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
  19. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  20. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  21. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  22. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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