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Saylor Family History

Saylor Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): occupational name from Middle English saillour ‘dancer tumbler acrobat’ (Old French sailleor). Middle English seiler sailer ‘sailor’ seems to have appeared too late to have been involved in surname formation.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Paylor, Aylor, Taylor, Naylor, Sayer, Sartor, Meylor, Saler, Mayor

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Where is the Saylor family from?

You can see how Saylor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Saylor family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Saylor families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 336 Saylor families living in Yorkshire. This was about 17% of all the recorded Saylor's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Saylor families in 1891.
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What did your Saylor ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, House Painter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Saylor. 15% of Saylor men worked as a House Painter and 86% of Saylor women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Saylor were Farmer and Domestic Unpaid. .

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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 1939

  • House Painter
  • Retired
  • Bricklayer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Help
  • Housekeeper
  • Domestic Unpaid
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Saylor. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Saylor. For the veterans among your Saylor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Saylor lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Saylor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Saylor in 1945 was 25, and 72 in 2004.

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