Taylor Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Taylor Family History


Taylor Family History


The family history of the ancient name Taylor was found in the irishsurnames.com archives.

Surnames developed a wide number of variants over the centuries. Many different spelling variations of the same name can be traced back to a single original root. Also, when a bearer of a name emigrated from Ireland it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books upon arrival at their new location. Some names have dozens of spelling variations. Some Surnames were also altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically, by their sound, and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another. This was especially so in Ireland where most Gaelic names were 'anglicized' at some stage.

Variants of the name Taylor include Tayler, Tailor and Tayleur. Meaning 'The Taylor', a cutter of cloth and maker of clothes, this was a very important profession in mediaeval times. This name is of Anglo-Saxon descent spreading to the Celtic countries of Ireland, Scotland and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts throughout the above islands. Examples of such are a Henry le Taliur, County Norfolk, a Cecil le Tayllour, County Cambridgeshire, and a Roger le Taylur, County Lincolnshire, who were all recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls', England, in the year 1273. In Ireland this name and its variants are on record since the fourteenth century although it is during the seventeenth that the majority of settlers and traders bearing the name arrived into Ulster Province from England and Scotland. The name is rendered in Gaelic as 'Tailliuir'. The Taylor family crest (or coat of arms) came into existence many centuries ago. The process of creating these coats of arms began as early as the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this, including Ireland. The new more formalized art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own family crest, coat of arms, including Taylor descendants.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Taylor Coat of Arms


Ermine Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Fleur de Lis Representing Purity and Light. Is also the floral symbol of France

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