Early Origins of the Taylard family
The surname Taylard 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 Taylard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Taylard 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 Taylard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Taylard Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Taylard family name include Taylard, Tayllard, Tailard, Taillard, Tailord and many more.
Early Notables of the Taylard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Taylard family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Taylard surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Taylard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Taylard, who settled in Maryland in 1680
- William Taylard, who arrived in Maryland in 1680 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)