When Charles E. Taylor was born on 17 January 1814, in Montville, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Joseph Wilcox Taylor, was 27 and his mother, Lucinda Smith, was 20. He died on 8 March 1818, in Washington, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 4.
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 .