When Thomas Taylor was born on 22 February 1748, in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Thomas Taylor, was 29 and his mother, Phebe Lewis, was 28. He married Sarah Richardson before 1774. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 18 February 1825, in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Herrick Cemetery, Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, 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 .
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