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During the Middle Ages, the surname of Tayler 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 Tayler 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 Tayler was an occupational name for a tailor. Interestingly, the name Tayler 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.


Tayler Early Origins



The surname Tayler 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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Tayler Spelling Variations


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Tayler Spelling Variations



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

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Tayler Early History


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Tayler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tayler 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 Tayler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tayler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tayler 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 Tayler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tayler In Ireland


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Tayler In Ireland



Some of the Tayler 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:

Tayler Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Tayler, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1607
  • John Tayler, aged 23, landed in Barbados in 1634
  • James Tayler, aged 28, landed in Bermuda in 1635
  • Nicholas Tayler, aged 17, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Rich Tayler, aged 16, landed in Bermuda in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tayler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Rosina Tayler, aged 4, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Christina Tayler, aged 2, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Anna Barbara Tayler, aged 30, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Hans Martin Tayler, aged 8, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Philip Adam Tayler, aged 10, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tayler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Tayler, who arrived in Virginia in 1887

Tayler Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Tayler, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Tayler Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Samuel F Tayler, who landed in Canada in 1833

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tayler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tayler (post 1700)



  • Jeffrey Tayler, American Senior Art Director and Consultant at Adobe Corporation
  • Jeffrey Tayler, American author and journalist, Russia correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly and contributor to NPR's All Things Considered
  • Robert Walker Tayler Sr. (1812-1878), American politician from Ohio
  • Robert Walker Tayler (1852-1910), American politician from Ohio; U.S. Representative 18951903
  • Paulina Tayler, Canadian-born, American farmer and leading citizen of Chicago, Illinois in the early 1800's
  • John Tayler (1742-1829), American merchant and politician from New York; state legislator and acting governor 1817
  • Robert Walker Tayler (1852-1910), American Republican politician, Columbiana County Prosecuting Attorney, 1881; U.S. Representative from Ohio 18th District, 1895-1903; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio, 1905
  • Robert Walker Tayler (1812-1878), American Republican politician, Trumbull County Prosecuting Attorney, 1839-43; Mayor of Youngstown, Ohio, 1851-52; Member of Ohio State Senate 23rd District, 1856-59
  • John Tayler (1742-1829), American politician, Member of New York State Senate Eastern District, 1801-02, 1803-13; Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1811, 1813-22; Governor of New York, 1817
  • Jesse Tayler, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County, 1811-12
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Tayler Historic Events


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Tayler Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Harry John Tayler, British Pay Midshipman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Tayler Family Crest Products


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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. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Tayler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tayler 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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