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Historical References

"TAYLOR, TAYLER, TAYLEUH. From the occupation of 'tailor,' a cutter-out of cloth, Middle English taillourAnglo-French taillour, Old French tatileur, 'the cutter,' from Old French tailler, 'to cut.' In Latin documents rendered cissor. A very common name in early Scots records. Alexander le Tayflur was valet of Alexander ra in 1276 (Bain, n, 76). John le Taillur held the mill of Selkirk as firmar, 1292 (Rot. Scot., i, p. 80), and Brice le Taillur was one of the Scottish prisoners taken at the capture of Dunbar Castle, 1296 (Bain, n, 742). Six persons of this name in the counties of Roxburgh, Dumfries, Edinburgh, Lanark, and Angus rendered homage, 1296 (Bain, n). John Cissor was tenant of Balgirdane in the barony of Buittle, Adam Cissor in barony of Newlands, and Andrew Cissor in the viU of Preston, 1376 (RHM., i, p. be, bd; n, p. 16). Johannes Cissor in the parish of Fyvy was excommunicated, 1384 (REA., i, p. 165). William Scissor held a tenement in Edinburgh, 1392 (Egidii, p. 27), and Walter Cissor had grant of half the land of Glorat from David n (RMS., i, App. n, 1137, 1183). Alexander Scissorus, 'armigerus meus,' 1344 (REA., i, p. 75). Donald Scissor and Bricius Scissor were witnesses in Inverness, 1462 (Invemessiana, p. 141), and Arthur Scissor in Perth, 1463, is mentioned in same year as Arthur Tailzoure (Milne, p. 52, 53). A grave slab in Dundee records "hie iacet Joannes filivs Philippi Cissoris," with a pair of scissors and a bodkin (Jervise, Memorials, p. 29). The Taillear dubh na tuaighe (Black tailor of the battle-axe) is a semi-legendary figure in Cameron traditions. Tailer 1649, Tailleur 1296, Taillor 1408, Tailliovr 1608, Tailliour 1588, Taillur 1296, Taillyer and Taillyeor 1655, Taillzier 1660, TaUyeour 1593, Tailzieor and Tailzieour 1662, Talyeor 1694, Talyhour 1453, Talyowr 1430, Talzeor 1655, Talzeour 1493, Talzior 1494, Talzour 1540, Talzoure 1467, Tayliour 1661, Tayllur 1296, Taylyhour 1430, Taylyour 1419, Taylowre 1688, Taylzowr 1525, Telyour 1534, Thailzor 1472, Thalzeour 1484, Tyllour 1720. In many instances an Anglicizing of MACiNTAYLon, q.v. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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