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Where did the Scottish Taylor family come from? What is the Scottish Taylor family crest and coat of arms? When did the Taylor family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Taylor family history?During the Middle Ages, the surname of Taylor was used in Scotland. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Scotland, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Taylor family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Taylor was an occupational name for a tailor. Interestingly, the name Taylor was originally derived from the Anglo Norman French word taillour, meaning tailor.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Taylor, Taylour, Taylur, Tailler, Taillefer and many more.
First found in Kent, England, where the Taylor family was granted lands by King William for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Taylor research. Another 333 words(24 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1296, 1645, 1729, 1779, 1784, and 1850 are included under the topic Early Taylor History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 60 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Taylor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Taylor family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 94 words(7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Taylor Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- James Taylor, who emigrated Dumfries to Virginia in the 1600's
- Achsah Taylor, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630
- Anto Taylor, aged 26, landed in Barbados in 1635
- Anthony Taylor, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
- Alice Taylor, who landed in Virginia in 1653
Taylor Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Cath Taylor, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
- Agnes Taylor, who was recorded in South Carolina in 1768
- Michael Thomas Taylor, who arrived in Maryland in 1773
Taylor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Andrew Taylor, aged 27, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
- Ann Taylor, who landed in America in 1804
- Archibald Taylor, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1812-1813
- Colin F Taylor, aged 25, arrived in West Indies in 1812
- Cohn Falconar Taylor, aged 25, landed in West Indies in 1812
Taylor Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- James Taylor, aged 46, a labourer, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
- Margaret Taylor, aged 44, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
- Jean Taylor, aged 19, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
- Margaret Taylor, aged 17, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
- William Taylor, aged 11, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
Taylor Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Henry Taylor, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia
- John Taylor, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia
- William Taylor, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia
- William Taylor, English convict from Nottingham, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia
- John Taylor, English convict from Hereford, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Austraila
Taylor Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- W Taylor landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1836
- H Taylor landed in Thames, New Zealand in 1839
- Henry Taylor landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1839 aboard the ship Success
- Sam Taylor landed in Otaki, New Zealand in 1839
- Henry Taylor arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Success" in 1839
- Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor (1932-2011), famous actress who is as well-known for her highly publicized personal life as she is for her long film career
- Deems Taylor (1885-1966), American composer
- Billy Taylor (b. 1921), American jazz pianist, composer, and educator currently the Robert L. Jones Distinguished Professor of Music at East Carolina University
- Margaret Smith Taylor (1788-1852), wife of American President Zachary Taylor
- Robert Taylor (1911-1969), American film and television actor
- James Bayard Taylor (1825-1878), American travel-writer
- Angelo F. Taylor (b. 1978), American athlete, winner of 400 m hurdles at the 2000 and 2008 Summer Olympics
- Cecil Percival Taylor (b. 1933), American avant garde pianist
- Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856-1915), American engineer
- Henry S. Taylor (1942-1886), American poet awarded the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
- The Forebearers and Descendants of William Taylor and Mahala Cromwell by Carrie Cathern Carte.
- From Log Cabins to the White House: A History of the Taylor Family by Mary Taylor Brewer.
- Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
- Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
- Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
- Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
- Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
- The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
- Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
- Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
- Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
- Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
The Taylor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Taylor Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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