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Origin and popularity of the name BAIL


Bail : 1: English: variant of Bale.2: French (northern) and Walloon: nickname from Old French bail ‘governor regent bailiff’.3: Indian (Karnataka): topographic name from Tulu bail ‘low-lying land’ (Dravidian vayal ‘plain field’).


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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