When Smith K Taylor was born about 1832, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Thomas Skelton Taylor, was 31 and his mother, Rebecca C. Powers, was 41. He had at least 4 sons and 7 daughters with Rebecca Jane Johnson. He lived in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Decatur, Tennessee, United States in 1880. He died about 1899, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 69.
English, Scottish, and Irish: occupational name for a tailor, from Anglo-Norman French, Middle English taillour ‘tailor’ (Old French tailleor, tailleur; Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland. In North America, it has absorbed equivalents from other languages, many of which are also common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example German Schneider and Hungarian Szabo . It is also very common among African Americans.
In some cases also an Americanized form of French Terrien ‘owner of a farmland’ or of its altered forms, such as Therrien and Terrian .