Taylur History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
During the Middle Ages, the surname of Taylur 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 Taylur 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 Taylur was an occupational name for a tailor. Interestingly, the name Taylur was originally derived from the Anglo Norman French word taillour, meaning tailor. 
Early Origins of the Taylur family
The surname Taylur was first found in many places throughout Scotland. Some of the early records include: Alexander le Tayllur who was valet of Alexander in 1276; John le Taillur who was held the mill of Selkirk as firmar in 1292; and Brice le Taillur who was one of the Scottish prisoners taken at the capture of Dunbar Castle in 1296. The last entry's year is of great significance to the surname and indeed to much of Scotland; for it was that year that King Edward I invaded Scotland and insisted that the native Scots pay homage to him.
Six persons of this name in the counties of Roxburgh, Dumfries, Edinburgh, Lanark, and Angus all rendered homage, 1296.  They held lands in Forfar, Cesseworth, Cunningham, Lanark, and Stirling in Scotland.
Early History of the Taylur family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Taylur research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1376, 1645, 1729, 1920, 1779, 1784, 1850 and are included under the topic Early Taylur History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Taylur Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Taylor, Taylour, Taylur, Tailler, Taillefer and many more.
Early Notables of the Taylur family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was Edward Taylor (1645-1729), who was hailed as the finest American poet of the 17th century upon the publication of his work in 1920...
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Migration of the Taylur family to Ireland
Some of the Taylur family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Taylur family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Achsah Taylor, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630; James Taylor, who emigrated Dumfries to Virginia in the 1600's, Abraham Taylor, who settled in Virginia in 1664.
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- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)