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Taylor Family History

Taylor Name Meaning
English and Scottish: occupational name for a tailor, from Old French tailleur (Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland, and its numbers have been swelled by its adoption as an Americanized form of the numerous equivalent European names, most of which are also very common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example Schneider, Szabó, and Portnov.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Taylor Families

  • Number of Taylor families
     3,009 - 6,015
     1,004 - 3,008
     1 - 1,003
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Taylor families
     20,666 - 41,329
     6,889 - 20,665
     1 - 6,888
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Taylor families
     2,062 - 4,121
     688 - 2,061
     1 - 687
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Taylor Family Origin

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Taylor Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Taylor

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Taylor Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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