When Thomas Taylor was born on 1 April 1783, in New Hartford, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Obadiah Taylor, was 20 and his mother, Eunice Larson, was 18. He had at least 1 daughter with Elizabeth "Betsy" Taylor. He died in 1831, in Springville Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 48.
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 .