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This is an English surname but of French origins. It derives from the word "tailleur" meaning "a cutter-out of cloth", the surname being adopted from the medieval job description after the 12th century. It would seem that tradition dictates that the spelling as tailor refers to the trade of tailoring, whilst Taylor, Tayler, Tailour and Taylour are the surname forms, but this is arguable. What is certain is that the surname is extremely popular, and in England ranks second only to Smith in the surnames listing. It is said that over the centuries its numbers have been swelled by its adoption as the English forms of various equivalent continental names such as Schneider, Szabo, and Portnov, which have entered into Britain mainly as refugee names...

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#9 Taylor

Hello! So my dad just had his DNA tested and his results show he is 24% Irish, my dads mothers maiden name is Taylor, Willie Lee from Tennessee. Courious as to our anestery and our coloring of black to dark brown hair, brown eyes and olive colored skin that came from my grandmother Willie L. Taylor. Any insight ? The remaining DNA is of whales and northwestern Europe.

#8 Margaret Taylor

To Susan Taylor. After working with William Nathaniel Taylor more I think maybe his mother was Francis Walker 1640–1680 BIRTH 1640 • Accomack Co, VA DEATH 22 SEP 1680 • King and Queen Co, VA 7th great-grandmother She seems to turn up more in the hints. Hope this helps you.

#7 Margaret Taylor

To Susan Taylor. I have William Nathaniel Taylor 1671–1781 BIRTH 1671 • Armagh, Ireland DEATH 6 FEB 1781 • Rockbridge, Virginia, United States 6th great-grandfather his father James Taylor 1635–1698 BIRTH 12 FEB 1635 • Carlisle, Cumberland, England DEATH 30 APR 1698 • King & Queen, Virginia, United States of America 7th great-grandfather His mother Elizabeth Underwood 1648–1673 BIRTH 1648 • England, Essex, Virginia, USA DEATH 5 JUL 1673 • England, Essex, Virginia, US 7th great-grandmother

#6 Margaret Taylor

Looking for the family of Thomas J Taylor and Margaret Lee Brakebill. They had a son William Franklin Taylor born in Springfield Missouri December 4, 1876. Have nothing past that except Margaret died shortly after William was born and October 16, 1912 William married Emma Lena Hale.

#5 Susan Taylor

I am looking for the family of William Nathaniel Taylor (or Nathaniel Taylor) born in Autrim, Ireland in 1671. He is my 7th Great-Father. I am trying to find out who his parents were but have not had much success.

#4 Anthony Barrett

(Part 1 of 3) The Taylor name can be found in the British Isles, but one of its origins according to DNA is from the north-west coast of the Emerald Island. One Taylor story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup A1] can trace their origins to the Finn Valley in Donegal, Ireland from 50 BCE. Perhaps the journey begins with the Clanna Dedad; Deda, son of Sen or Deda Mac Sin. This Taylor surname origin is from a Northern Ui Neill [R1b-L513] tribe. The Cenél Eoghan and the tribes of Donegal conquered much of Ulster (Derry and Tyrone).

#3 Anthony Barrett

(Part 2 of 3) Cenél Eoghan will expand across northern Ireland with their cousins Cenél Conaill and the Northern Ui Neill between 500-800 BCE. The clans of Finn Valley have the same DNA as people from Gwynedd in Brittany. But how could this be? Recent discoveries from DNA testing are unlocking the migration patterns of Celtic tribes as late as 800 CE to 1200 CE. The Taylor story begins in pre-history Ireland then moves to Scotland as they form part of the Dalriada. Descendants of their tribe will then travel to Brittany, France during the Dark Ages.

#2 Anthony Barrett

(Part 3 of 3) Discover their newly found untold story and how forgotten texts bring their story back to life. From the ebook, “The Tribe Within” learn how DNA unfolds this amazing tale and if you look in the right places, how history narrates this evidence. There is another written account of their story, but it is camouflaged in smoke and myth – it will become the tales of King Arthur. Come follow in the footsteps of Deda Mac Sin and visit

#1 JaniceBarclay

Looking for the family of Robert Patrick Taylor. He was born in 1868 in County Cavan Ireland. As far as I know his fathers name was James and his mothers name was Mary.

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