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|Did you know that in the 1881 UK census there were 3108 people with the Baillie surname? In that year Baillie was ranked number 1313 for popularity in the UK.|
"A bailiff. "(The origin and signification of Scottish surnames. Clifford Stanley Sims, 1862)
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"BAILLIE, BAILIE, BAILEY. Notwithstanding the "de" attached to the earliest occurrence of this name in Scotland, it is most certainly derived from Old French baitti, the bailie or bailiff. The earliest record of the name in Scotland is in 1311-12, when one William de Bailli appears as juror on an inquest concerning forfeited lands in Lothian (Bain, m, 245), and in 1315 was one of the witnesses to a charter by John de Graham, lord of Abercom (RUM., i, 20). This Bailli, says Mr. Bain (m, intro. p. bdii), is without doubt Baillie of Hoperig, ancestor of the family which acquired and has since been known as of Lambinston or Lamington. "It is curious," he adds, "that nothing seems to be known of the real origin of the family. There is nothing here to favour the Clydesdale tradition that the first of them was a Balliol who changed his name. For Balliol was an existing surname long after this date in Scotland." (It was a popular belief that Baillie was substituted for Balliol on account of the unpopularity of the two longs of that name.) The Baillies are now divided into many families, the principal branches of which are those of Lamington, Jerviswood, Polkemniet, and Dochfour. The Baillies of Dunain are said to have been founded by Alexander, a younger son of the House of Lamington. Isobel Bailie in the Steall, parish of Moonzie, 1719 (St. Andrews). Baile 1728, Bailie 1685, Bailive 1687, Baill 1723, Bailie 1642, Baillye 1650, Baillyie 1650, Baillze 1644, Bailyne 1687, Bailze 1545, Bailzea 1650, Bailzie 1679, Bailie 1558, Ballye 1548, Baly 1682, Balye 1574, Baize 1474, Balzie 1621, Baylie 1673, Bayllie 1679, Baylly 1680, Baylze 1522, Baylzie 1668, Beal 1811, Beale 1794; and Bailly, Bailyow, Baleus. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
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|Grizel Baillie||Lady Grizel Baillie (25 December 1665?6 December 1746), was a Scottish songwriter.|
|Joanna Baillie||Joanna Baillie (September 11, 1762 ? February 23, 1851) was a Scottish poet and dramatist.|
|Frank Wilton Baillie||Sir Frank Wilton Baillie, KBE (August 9, 1875 ? January 2, 1921) was a Canadian industrialist who played a significant role in establishing the modern steel industry in Canada.|
|Bruce Baillie||Bruce Baillie (born in 1931, Aberdeen, South Dakota) is an American experimental filmmaker and founding member of Canyon Cinema in San Francisco.|
|Isobel Baillie||Dame Isobel Baillie DBE (9 March 189524 September 1983) was a Scottish soprano, popular in opera, oratorio and lieder.|
|A. Charles Baillie||Alexander Charles Baillie, OC (born 1939) is the former CEO of TD Bank Financial Group; he served in this role until December, 2002.|
|Chris Baillie||Chris Baillie is a runner from Clydebank, Scotland most noted for his silver medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in the 110 metre hurdles.|
|Jonathan Baillie||Jonathan Baillie (born 2 September 1985) is a former Scottish professional association football player who briefly played for Hibernian in the Scottish Premier League.|
|Joe Baillie||Joe Baillie (26 February 1929 ? March 1966) from Dumfries was a much travelled Scottish footballer who played as a defender.|
|John Baillie||John Baillie (10 May 1806 ? 29 October 1859) was an English mechanical engineer who worked mainly in Austria and Germany.|
|William Baillie||William Baillie (November 12, 1838 ? March 17, 1895) was an English cricketer who played for Gloucestershire.|