When Thomas Bailey was born in November 1887, in Belfast, Ireland, his father, Andrew Ballentine Baillie, was 35 and his mother, Mary Ann Stewart, was 32. He lived in Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901 and Maple Heights, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1930. He died in November 1943, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Acacia Park, New South Wales, Australia.
English: status name for a steward or official, from Middle English bailli ‘manager, administrator’ (Old French baillis, from Late Latin baiulivus, an adjectival derivative of baiulus ‘attendant, carrier, porter’).
English: habitational name from Bailey in Little Mitton, Lancashire, named with Old English beg ‘berry’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
English: occasionally a topographic name for someone who lived by the outer wall of a castle, from Middle English (Old French) bailli ‘outer courtyard of a castle’ (Old French bail(le) ‘enclosure’, a derivative of bailer ‘to enclose’). This term became a placename in its own right, denoting a district beside a fortification or wall, as in the case of the Old Bailey in London, which formed part of the early medieval outer wall of the city.