Early Origins of the Taylar family
The surname Taylar was first found in Huntingdonshire, a district in Cambridgeshire
. The earliest record on the name was Sir Lawrence Taylard, who was listed as being buried at Doddington. His birth date was December 25th 1498, he was presumed to have died in 1573. One of the early arms shows that the family was listed as Knights of the Shire, Lords of the Manor of Diddington, in the honour of Huntingdon
. However, there seems to be some disagreement on the spelling of the surname as later records show a descendant claiming the name was spelt as Tayler. Today such disagreements of their surname seem whimsical, but one must remember that at this time in history spelling was not an exact, but personal. The Taylards has a close relationship with the Chapell family. Evidence can still be seen today in a brass rubbing in the Church of St Lawrence, Diddington where a "surcoat" from one of the bearers clearly shows the two families united. Both families were heavily involved in the Church.
Early History of the Taylar family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Taylar research.Another 377 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1548, 1648, 1510, 1600, 1075, 1094, 1179, 1455, 1487, 1510, 1529 and 1553 are included under the topic Early Taylar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Taylar Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Taylar were recorded, including Taylard, Tayllard, Tailard, Taillard, Tailord and many more.
Early Notables of the Taylar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Taylar family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Taylar family emigrate to North America:
Taylar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Taylar, who arrived in New York, NY in 1867