This is the much rarer English and Scottish patronymic form of the popular surname spelt Taillur, Taylour, Taylor, Tayler etc. The surname however spelt, derives from pre 7th century Old French "tailleur" meaning a cutter-out of cloth, or a maker of garments, and as such was introduced by the Norman-French after the 1066 Invasion of England. The surname became hereditary in the 12th Century, and was one of the first recorded anywhere in the world, the earliest recording being that of Walter Taylur, in the Rolls of Canterbury Abbey, in the year 1180. The patronymic forms of the name Taylorson and Taylerson, both meaning "son of the tailor", were slightly later and are particularly associated with the county of Yorkshire. They include examples such as Thomas le Tailloursone, in the register of the city of Wakefield, in 1324, and later the christening of Thomas Taylorson at Stainton in Cleveland, Yorkshire, on July 21st 1661. The first recorded spelling of the family name as a patronymic is believed to be that of Hugh le Taylleressone, a witness at the Assize Court of Somerset, in the year 1280. This was during the reign of the famous King Edward 1st of England, known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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