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The Scottish Traylor surname is most likely a habitational name, taken on from a place name; perhaps from the Gaelic "Traill creek" which runs into Upper Loch Torridon.

Traylor Early Origins



The surname Traylor was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they were Lords of the Manor of Yielden and other estates in that shire as shown in the Domesday Book taken in the year 1086. Geoffrey de Traillgi, a knight at the Battle of Hastings, was an under-tenant of the Bishop of Coutances. He was originally from Trelly in the arrondisement of Manche, Coutances in Normandy. Geoffrey also held Teign, in Devon. The family joined the many Norman nobles who moved north into Scotland.

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Traylor Spelling Variations


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Traylor Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Trail, Traill, Trayle, Treil, Trelly, Teign, Pentrail, Traylor and many more.

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Traylor Early History


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Traylor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Traylor research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1366, 1385, 1395, 1523, 1583, 1808, 1401, 1378 and 1380 are included under the topic Early Traylor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Traylor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Traylor Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was Walter Trail (died 1401), late 14th century Bishop of St. Andrews, appears as an official in the Bishopric of Glasgow in 1378, as a Magister Artium...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Traylor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Traylor In Ireland


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Traylor In Ireland



Some of the Traylor family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 59 words (4 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:

Traylor Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary E. Traylor, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Michael Traylor, aged 10, who emigrated to America, in 1905
  • Mrs. Neal Traylor, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Mrs. Robert Lee Traylor, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Neal Traylor, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Traylor (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Traylor (post 1700)



  • Keith Traylor (b. 1969), American defensive tackle in the NFL
  • Bill Traylor (1854-1949), American self-taught artist
  • Robert DeShaun "Tractor" Traylor (b. 1977), American basketball player
  • Horace Jerome Traylor, American Educator, whose interests include Psychology, and Sociology
  • Elwood B Traylor (b. 1927), noted American psychologist

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Discrimine salus
Motto Translation: Safety in danger.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    7. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Traylor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Traylor 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 December 2015 at 16:48.

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