Orgins Available : English, Swiss


The surname Sayler is derived from the Old Norman French word "Sailleor" which denotes a "Leaper"or "Dancer" Thus the name was most likely

was Originally born by someone whose occupation was that of a dancer or entertainer.


Spelling Variations of this family name  include: Saylor, Sayler, Saylur, Sailor, Sailer, and others



First found in Yorkshire where Herbert le Sayllur was on record in "Early Yorshire Charters" Dating from 1191 to 1210.


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of it variants were:

Arthur Sayor, who came to Virgina in  1642

Robert Saylor, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682

Henry Saylor, who arrived in Schaefferstown,PA in  1767




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