Bailly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

France is the ancestral homeland of the prestigious surname Bailly. This majestic country was home to some of the most famous political dignitaries and cultural heroes in history. The surname Bailly is a nickname, which is a type of hereditary surname. The surname Bailly came from the Old French word bailiff, which referred to a person who was responsible for keeping order in a court of law.

Early Origins of the Bailly family

The surname Bailly was first found in Poitou, in the region of the west of France, where this ancient family was renowned.

Early History of the Bailly family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bailly research. Another 382 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1310, 1467, 1488, 1553, 1571, 1789, 1793, 1809, and 1811 are included under the topic Early Bailly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bailly Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bayle, Lebailly, Aubailly (son of Bailly), Baillif, Baeyle, Bailly, Bailli, Lebaillif, Baillivet, Bayl, Baylet, Baylot, Beylet and many more.

Early Notables of the Bailly family (pre 1700)

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Bailly Ranking

In France, the name Bailly is the 153rd most popular surname with an estimated 20,851 people with that name. [1]

United States Bailly migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bailly Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Claude Bailly and Joseph Bailly, who were established in Louisiana in 1726
  • Vivien Bailly, a sail maker, was established in Louisiana with his wife and child in 1727

Contemporary Notables of the name Bailly (post 1700) +

  • Mother Mary Cecilia Bailly (1815-1898), American nun and general superior of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana
  • Alexis Bailly, American politician, Member of Minnesota Territorial House of Representatives 7th District, 1849-50 [2]
  • Antoine Bailly (1944-2021), French-born Swiss geographer who worked as a professor of geography in France, Canada, and Switzerland
  • François Gédéon Bailly de Monthion, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]
  • Anatole Bailly (1833-1911), French Hellenist, to whom we owe the "The Greek-French Dictionary"
  • Sandrine Bailly (b. 1979), French Olympic biathlete
  • Jean Sylvain Bailly (1736-1793), French astronomer and orator, one of the leaders of the early part of the French Revolution, eponym of the Bailly lunar crater
  • Logan Bailly (b. 1985), Belgian football goalkeeper
  • Joseph Bailly (1774-1835), French-Canadian fur trader and pioneer

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  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 19) . Retrieved from
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Fran├žois Bailly. Retrieved from on Facebook
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