Type Surname (from occupation)
Pronounced Pron. BAY-lər
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 5/27/2012
Possibly derived from the legal term bailor "one who delivers goods". It could also be a respelling of German name BEILER, an occupational name for an inspector of measures or a maker of measuring sticks. From Middle High German beigel, beile "measuring stick".