Taylor Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Aylor, Saylor, Naylor, Paylor, Tailor, Tallon, Kaylor, Meylor, Tabor

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Taylor Family Origin

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Taylor Family Occupations

What did your Taylor ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Taylor. A less common occupation for the Taylor family was Labourer . The most common Taylor occupation in the UK was Farmer. 3% of Taylor's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Taylor ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Taylor Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6 million census records available for the last name Taylor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Taylor census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 732,000 immigration records available for the last name Taylor. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 859,000 military records available for the last name Taylor. For the veterans among your Taylor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Taylor Life Expectancy

What is the average Taylor lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Taylor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Taylor in 1940 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Taylor

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Taylor ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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