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During the Middle Ages, the surname of Tailor 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 Tailor 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 Tailor was an occupational name for a tailor. Interestingly, the name Tailor was originally derived from the Anglo Norman French word taillour, meaning tailor. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Tailor Early Origins



The surname Tailor 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. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
They held lands in Forfar, Cesseworth, Cunningham, Lanark, and Stirling in Scotland.

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Tailor Spelling Variations


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Tailor Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Taylor, Taylour, Taylur, Tailler, Taillefer and many more.

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Tailor Early History


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Tailor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tailor research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1376, 1645, 1729, 1920, 1779, 1784 and 1850 are included under the topic Early Tailor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tailor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tailor Early Notables (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...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tailor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tailor In Ireland


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Tailor In Ireland



Some of the Tailor family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tailor Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Tailor, who arrived in Maryland in 1634
  • George Tailor, aged 15, arrived in Maryland in 1637
  • Hen Tailor, who landed in Virginia in 1662
  • Dorothy Tailor, who arrived in Maryland in 1676
  • Peter Tailor, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682
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Tailor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Tailor, who landed in America in 1809

Tailor Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Robert Tailor, aged 20, arrived in Quebec in 1833

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  6. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  11. ...

The Tailor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tailor 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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