Clarissa Bailey

May 1850–after 1860 (Age 9)
Auburn Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Clarissa

When Clarissa Bailey was born in May 1850, in Auburn Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Bailey, was 38 and her mother, Abigail Caroline Slater, was 40. She died after 1860, at the age of 11.

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John Bailey
Abigail Caroline Slater
Weston Bailey
Orel Bailey
John Bailey
William H. Bailey
Jane A Bailey
Clarissa Bailey

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Name Meaning

English:1. status name for a steward or official, Middle English bail(l)i (Old French baillis, from Late Latin baiulivus, an adjectival derivative of baiulus ‘attendant’, ‘carrier’ ‘porter’). 2. topographic name for someone who lived by the outer wall of a castle, Middle English bail(l)y, baile ‘outer courtyard of a castle’, from Old French bail(le) ‘enclosure’, a derivative of bailer ‘to enclose’, a word of unknown origin. This term became a place name 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. 3. habitational name from Bailey in Lancashire, named with Old English beg ‘berry’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. 4. Anglicized form of French Bailly .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Clarisa Bailey in household of John Bailey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Baby Bailey in household of M Bailey, "United States Census, 1850"

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