The Taylor surname comes from exactly where you'd expect it to. Originally given to tailors and other textile workers, the earliest known use of it as a surname dates back to the 1100s. It is one of the most common names in the U.K. Our own Taylor history takes us all over the UK and North America - we have two separate Taylor families in our ancestry, both of which offer their fair share of both interesting stories and maddening mysteries.
John Taylor Unknown - Unknown
The only thing we know about John is that he married Betty Mellor, and the two had a son named Robert.
John and Betty's children:
Robert Taylor, b. 1793
Robert Taylor 1793 - Unknown
Robert was born in Saddleworth, England, in 1793. In 1818, he married Hannah Bradbury, and the two raised three daughters in Lancashire.
Robert and Hannah's children:
Mary Taylor, b. 1823
Harriet Taylor, b. 1833
Sarah Taylor, b. 1836, d. 1925
West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935
Sarah Taylor 1836 - 1925
Sarah was born in Lancashire, England in 1836, the youngest child of Robert and Hannah. In 1856, she married John Easthope, and the two had five children after moving to Utah. They later removed to Alberta, where they both passed away - John in 1908, and Sarah in 1925.