Origin of the Name Taylor
The ancient history of the name Taylor
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives.
Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Taylor
include Tayler, Tailor and Tayleur. Meaning 'The Taylor', a cutter of cloth and maker of clothes, this was a very important profession in mediaeval times. This name is of Anglo-Saxon descent spreading to the Celtic countries of Ireland, Scotland and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts throughout the above islands. Examples of such are a Henry le Taliur, County Norfolk, a Cecil le Tayllour, County Cambridgeshire, and a Roger le Taylur, County Lincolnshire, who were all recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls', England, in the year 1273. In Ireland this name and its variants are on record since the fourteenth century although it is during the seventeenth that the majority of settlers and traders bearing the name arrived into Ulster Province from England and Scotland. The name is rendered in Gaelic as 'Tailliuir'.
The Taylor coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Taylor descendants.