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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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