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Taylor family page

This family name is found in various spellings back to the early 17th century in Jersey


Margaretta Jane Taylor and son Adolphus

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Origins of surname

As would be expected, this name is occupational, and relates to a tailor. This word is derived from the French tailleur, meaning a 'cutter-out of cloth'. It is said to be the second most common surname in England after Smith.

Early records

The name first appeared as Tailleur in Jersey in 1617. It appears frequently in this spelling or Taylor within the same generation of the same family.


  • Taylor
  • Tayler
  • Tailour
  • Taylour
  • Tailleur

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