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Tailor Name Meaning

Indian (Gujarat and Mumbai): mainly Parsi occupational name from the English word tailor. English: variant of Taylor .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Taylor, Nailor, Ailor, Tabor, Bailer, Naylor, Tallon, Tayler, Sailor

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Where is the Tailor family from?

You can see how Tailor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tailor family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tailor families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 54 Tailor families living in Ontario. This was about 32% of all the recorded Tailor's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Tailor families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tailor surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tailor ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Tailor. 38% of Tailor men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Engineer
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Census Records

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Tailor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tailor census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tailor. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Tailor. For the veterans among your Tailor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tailor lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Tailor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Tailor in 1952 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

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