Thomas Taylor

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Taylor was born in 1839, in Royton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Taylor, was 40 and his mother, Martha Jane Standering, was 38. He lived in Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841.

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Family Time Line

James Taylor
Martha Jane Standering
Mary Taylor
William Taylor
Stanley L. Taylor
Betty Smith
Alice Taylor
John Taylor
William Taylor
Thomas Taylor
James Taylor
John Taylor
Sally Taylor
Betty Taylor
Joseph Taylor
Betty Taylor
Thomas Taylor
Joseph Taylor
William Henry Taylor

Sources (2)

  • Census included Thomas Taylor [age 12] in household of Martha and James Taylor, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • 1851 1851 England Census for Martha and James Taylor Household included married son William Taylor [30] and wife Betty [age 28]

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1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

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1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.

Name Meaning

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 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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