Tyler

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This article is about the name “Tyler”. For other uses, see Tyler (disambiguation).
Tyler
Pronunciation /ˈtlər/ TY-lər
Gender Male
Origin
Word/name Old English
Meaning "Maker of tiles" or "Doorkeeper of Inn"
Region of origin England
Other names
Related names Taylor
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Tyler is an English (old English) word which means door keeper of an inn. It is also thought to be a derived occupational name derived from “tiler”, one who makes tiles. It is used both as a surname, and as given name for all genders.[2] Among the earliest recorded use of the surname is from the 14th century; Wat Tyler of Kent, South East England.

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  1. ^ British surnames - origin
  2. ^ Hanks, Hardcastle and Hodges, Oxford Dictionary of First Names, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1, p. 265.