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Early Origins of the Baylor family

The surname Baylor was first found in Westmorland. where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1195 when Ralph Baeler held estates in that county.

Early History of the Baylor family

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Baylor Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Baylor has been recorded under many different variations, including Baylor, Balor, Bayler, Paler, Payler and others.

Early Notables of the Baylor family (pre 1700)

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Baylor Ranking

In the United States, the name Baylor is the 4,184th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1]

United States Baylor migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Baylor or a variant listed above:

Baylor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • W Baylor, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Baylor (post 1700) +

  • Elgin Gay Baylor (1934-2021), American basketball player, coach, and executive, inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
  • William Smith Hanger Baylor (1831-1862), American lawyer and soldier who served as a colonel in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War
  • Tim O. Baylor (b. 1954), former American football defensive back in the National Football League
  • John Martin Baylor (b. 1965), former professional American football player who played cornerback for five seasons for the Indianapolis Colts
  • John Robert Baylor (1822-1894), American Indian agent, publisher and editor, politician, and a senior officer of the Confederate States Army
  • Helen Baylor (b. 1954), stage name of Helen LaRue Lowe, an American singer–songwriter
  • George Baylor (1752-1784), American was an officer in the Continental Army, serving throughout the American Revolutionary War
  • Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor (1793-1874), American judge and politician, founder of the College which would become Baylor University
  • Hal Baylor (1918-1998), stage name of Hal Harvey Fieberling, an American actor, best known for his role as Pvt. 'Sky' Choynski in the film Sands of Iwo Jima
  • Donald Edward "Don" Baylor (1949-2017), American professional baseball player and manager
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook