Taylor Tartan & Clan

The Taylor name derives from the French ‘tailler’, meaning ‘to cut’, and is rendered in Latin documents as ‘cissor’. This is a very common name in early Scots records. Alexander le Tayllur was valet to Alexander III in 1276, and Bryce le Taillur was taken prisoner when the English captured Dunbar Castle in 1296. Six persons of the name coming from Roxburgh, Edinburgh, Lanark, Dumfries and Angus, rendered homage to Edward I of England in 1296.

Clan Taylor Crest & Motto

Taylor

"In Cruce Salus"

Salvation from the cross
OTHER NAMES WHO WEAR THE Taylor TARTAN:

WHAT DOES THE Taylor NAME MEAN?
This name derives from the French ‘tailler’, meaning ‘to cut’, and is rendered in Latin documents as ‘cissor’.

WHERE DOES THE Taylor CLAN HAIL FROM?
The surname Taylor is most commonly found in Aberdeenshire, Moray, Highland and particularly in Caithness and Sutherland, Perth and Kinross, and the Orkney and Shetland Islands.

Towards the end of the 18th century, several families of the name of Mac-an-taillear considered themselves to be part of Clan Cameron, being descendants of Taillear dubh na tuaighe, 'Black Taylor of the Axe,' a son of the 14th Chief, Cameron of Locheil. A distinct Taylor tartan sett was designed in 1955 by Lieutenant Colonel Iain Cameron Taylor.