When Thirza Taylor was born on 23 February 1805, in Belper, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Daniel Taylor, was 42 and her mother, Susanna Hallsworth, was 39. She married James Simpson on 9 August 1830, in Duffield, Derbyshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860 and Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1880. She died in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States.
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 .