When Drewry Taylor was born about 1807, in Nash, North Carolina, United States, his father, Arthur Taylor, was 29 and his mother, Alsey Dew, was 29. He married Mary Screws on 13 May 1834, in Nash, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.
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 .