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
"In Cruce Salus"Salvation from the cross