Bayley Name Meaning: A variant of the surname 'Bailey'. Believed to have derived from a number of different origins, may have been taken from the English 'Bail(l)i' or the Scottish 'Bailie' meaning 'carrier/porter'. May have also come from the word 'bail(l)y' which referred to the outer wall of a castle. 'Bailey' also means 'berrywood'.
A possible occupational name for someone for someone who was an 'attendant/baliff' for example nowadays it is associated with a magistrate or officer in court. Was also a name given to someone who lived next to the outer wall of a castle or it may have possible been taken from the place name 'Bailey' in Lancashire.
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