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Origin and popularity of the name BAILLIE

Origin

Baillie : Scottish:: 1: from Older Scots baillie baili. In Scotland a baillie was a status name for any of various officials including the chief magistrate in a barony and (later) the chief magistrate or administrative officer of a barony or district. Etymologically this is the same word as English Bailey but the functions as well as the spelling of the two officials were different in England and Scotland.2: topographic name from Older Scots bailli ‘outer court of a castle’; see Bailey 3 and Bale 1.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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