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Early Origins of the Tailifero family


The surname Tailifero was first found in Huntingdon, where they were descended from Taillefer of Normandy, jester to King William, Duke of Normandy, who asked the Duke for a favor at Hastings. Telfer put his horse to the gallop charging before all the rest to the amazement of the English soldiers. "A name of great antiquity. The exploits of the noble jouglere Taillefer at the battle of Hastings are well-known. William, Count of Angoulesme, in a battle against the Northmen engaged their king Storis, and with one stroke of his sword Durissima, forged by the great Wayland Smith, cut in two his body and cuirass. Hence he acquired the sobriquet of Taillefer, or 'cut iron.' " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
He was granted lands in Huntingdon, but was invited by David, Earl of Huntingdon, later to be King of Scotland, to attend him in Scotland and was granted lands in Lanarkshire.

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Early History of the Tailifero family

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Early History of the Tailifero family


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Tailifero Spelling Variations

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Tailifero Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Telfer, Talfer, Telford, Telpher, Talifero, Tailyefer, Telfair and many more.

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Early Notables of the Tailifero family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Tailifero family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Tailifero family to Ireland

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Migration of the Tailifero family to Ireland


Some of the Tailifero family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Tailifero family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Tailifero family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Telfer settled in Philadelphia in 1856; John Telford settled in Virginia in 1774; Edmund and Mathew Telfair settled in New York in 1820; Mary Telford settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1772..

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  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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