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Meaning and Origin of: Taylor

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Tailor
  • Middle English : Tailor

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Last name origin & 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.

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