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The distinguished surname Taylour is one of the many names that came to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name is derived from the Old French "tailleor" or "tailleur," meaning "a tailor."
The surname Taylour was first found in Somerset, and in Kent where they were granted lands by King William for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. The name is widespread and can be found throughout England and Scotland.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Taylor, Taylour, Taylur, Tailler, Taillefer and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Taylour research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1182, 1202, 1601, 1602, 1645, 1729, 1779, 1784, and 1850 are included under the topic Early Taylour History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Outstanding amongst 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 Taylour Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the Taylour family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Taylour Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
The Taylour Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Taylour 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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