Show ContentsKaylor History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Kaylor family emerged in the ancient duchy of Swabia, which was in the southwest of Germany. Before the late Middle Ages, German people were known only by a single name. However, as populations increased and people began to travel more, it became necessary to adopt a second name. Many people, such as the Kaylor family, adopted the name of their feudal occupation as their surname. The name Kaylor is derived from the Middle High German word "kelner," which corresponds to the English occupation of steward. The kelner was the manager of the noble household.

Early Origins of the Kaylor family

The surname Kaylor was first found in Swabia, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs. Individual bearers of this name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Herman der Kelner (Keller) of Rottweil, Wuerttemberg, in 1314.

Early History of the Kaylor family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kaylor research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1798, 1699, 1766, 1452, 1466, 1605, 1635, 1700, 1638, 1702, 1819 and are included under the topic Early Kaylor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kaylor Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Keller, Keler, Kelle, Kellaere, Kellere, Kellner, Kaeller, Kaellner, Kelner, Celler, Cellner, Celer, Celner, Kellern, Cellern and many more.

Early Notables of the Kaylor family (pre 1700)

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Kaylor Ranking

In the United States, the name Kaylor is the 5,486th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

United States Kaylor migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kaylor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jane Kaylor, aged 66, who immigrated to the United States, in 1896
Kaylor Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • C. Kaylor, aged 40, who landed in America from Norfolk, in 1904
  • Sara C Kaylor, aged 35, who arrived at Canton, Ohio, in 1904
  • Henry Kaylor, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Austen E. Kaylor, aged 22, who immigrated to America from Crook, in 1906
  • Frank Kaylor, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1906
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Contemporary Notables of the name Kaylor (post 1700) +

  • Ken Kaylor, American technical director, best known for his work on The Jack Benny Program (1956-1958)
  • Robert Kaylor, American National Society of Film Critics Award winning director and cinematographer, known for Carny (1980), Derby (1971) and Max-Out (1970)
  • Robert David Kaylor (b. 1933), American James Sprunt Professor of Religion at Davidson College
  • Carrie Kaylor, American television producer and editor, best known for her work on LA Ink and Biography
  • James William "Jimmie" Kaylor IV (b. 1984), American former NCAA Football punter from Colorado State University born in Denver, Colorado
  • Howard Kaylor, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1952 [2]
  • George Kaylor, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, 1940 [2]
  • James Kaylor (1877-1961), British politician and trade unionist
  • Mark Kaylor (b. 1961), British former professional boxer, born in Canning Town

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