When Elizabeth Taylor was born in April 1827, in Ambrosden, Oxfordshire, England, her father, William Taylor, was 29 and her mother, Anne Catherine Massey, was 28. She married Thomas Sharp on 15 February 1849, in Ambrosden, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She died after 1901, at the age of 8172.
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 .
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