Taylor Family Crest

Taylor family crest

Meaning of the colors on the Taylor family crest

Sable (black) - symbolises constancy and the enduring nature of the Taylors.

Argent (silver) - symbolizes the sincerity and peacefulness of Taylor family members.

Gules (red) - symbolizes martyrdom and the historic military strength of the Taylors when called upon

 

 

 

 Meaning of the symbols on the Taylor family crest 

The three lions - represent ferociousness, bravery and valour, one of the most desirable family crest symbols.  

The single black strip upon which the lions rest is known as a Pale, and is considered to be an 'ordinary' (a type of design) of honor.

 

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Origins of the Taylor family name

The name Taylor is derived from the Old French word "tailler," meaning "to cut." The root of the word "tailler" is the Latin word "talia," meaning "log."
The name was originally a occupational name for someone who cut logs into lumber or fabrics into clothing.
The name was first found in England in the 12th century.

 

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Summary of the Taylor family and the Taylor family crest

  • The Taylor family name is of Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the Old French word "taillour," meaning "tailor."
  • The first recorded use of the Taylor surname dates back to 1185.
  • The Taylor family name is typically associated with the occupation of tailoring.
  • The Taylor family name is also associated with the word "taylor," meaning "to cut."
  • The Taylor family name is thought to have originated in the county of Lancashire in England.
  • The Taylor family name is one of the oldest surnames in England.
  • The first officially recorded use of the Taylor surname in widespread terms was in 1248.
  • One of the first areas where the name spread widely upon establishment was the region of Yorkshire, England.
  • The first recorded use of the Taylor family name in Scotland is thought to be in the 13th century.
  • The Taylor family name is also found in Ireland, where it is thought to have been introduced by Anglo-Norman settlers in the 12th century.
  • The Taylor family name is also found in the United States, where it is thought to have been introduced by English settlers in the 17th century.
  • Today, the Taylor surname is the 14th most common surname in the United Kingdom and remains among the most popular in the United States and Canada.