Origins Available: English-Alt
The distinguished surname Taylur 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."
Early Origins of the Taylur family
The surname Taylur 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
Early History of the Taylur family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Taylur 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 Taylur History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Taylur Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Taylor, Taylour, Taylur, Tailler, Taillefer and many more.
Early Notables of the Taylur family (pre 1700)
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 Taylur Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Taylur family to Ireland
Some of the Taylur 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.
Migration of the Taylur family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Achsah Taylor, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630; James Taylor, who emigrated Dumfries to Virginia in the 1600's, Abraham Taylor, who settled in Virginia in 1664.