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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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Taylor Family Origin

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Taylor Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Taylor family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Taylor. The most common Taylor occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Taylor's were Farmers.

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Taylor Life Expectancy

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