What does the name Taylor mean?
Taylor derives from the occupation name, meaning 'cutter of cloth'. The Taylor name originates from France and dates back to medieval times, when the name appeared in the English counties of Somerset and Lincolnshire. Famous people with this surname include actress Elizabeth Taylor, drummer with Queen Roger Taylor and historian A J P Taylor.
The earliest occurrence of the Taylor surname in our family history documents is from 1418, and we currently have 9,201,637 records where Taylor appears.
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Typical jobs for Taylors
Hard-working people, the Taylors. 9717 worked as labourers, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Taylors lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Taylor in Lancashire.
Taylors’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Taylors were angels, apparently. We found 10560 in criminal records.
Taylors in World War I
According to the World War I records, 14929 Taylors served in the First World War.