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  • Aaron Bailey (c.1853 - d.)
  • Abigail Toms (c.1639 - 1687)
    Abigail Bailey* Birth: 1640 - Newport, Newport, Rhode Island* Death: Mar 17 1687 - Perquimans, North Carolina* Parents: William Bailey (b abt 1606), Grace* Husband: William Charles, John Lacy, Francis ...
  • Abigail Elizabeth Bailey (1746 - 1815)
    Abigail's memoirs detailing her abusive marriage to Asa Bailey and eventual divorce were published in 1815.
  • Abigail Bailey (1651 - 1735)
    Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988Name: Abigaill Trumble Birth Date: 10 Oct 1651 Event Type: Birth Event City: Rowley Father Name: John Trumble Mother Name: Ann Source Information: Ancest...
  • Abigail Bailey (deceased)

About the Bailey surname

Bailey Name Meaning status name for a steward or official, Middle English bail(l)i (Old French baillis, from Late Latin baiulivus, an adjectival derivative of baiulus ‘attendant’, ‘carrier’ ‘porter’).

topographic name for someone who lived by the outer wall of a castle, Middle English bail(l)y, baile ‘outer courtyard of a castle’, from Old French bail(le) ‘enclosure’, a derivative of bailer ‘to enclose’, a word of unknown origin.

This term became a place name in its own right, denoting a district beside a fortification or wall, as in the case of the Old Bailey in London, which formed part of the early medieval outer wall of the city.

habitational name from Bailey in Lancashire, named with Old English beg ‘berry’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Anglicized form of French Bailly.

Our side of the Bailey family have been a real mystery. I've been looking for the parents of John Bailey born in Ross Co., Ohio about 1811.This would be myGGG-Grandpa. If you can help that would be Great!!