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Pronunciation /ˈtlər/
Gender Unisex
Word/name Old English
Meaning "Maker or layer of tiles" or "Doorkeeper of"
Region of origin England
Other names
Related names Taylor
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Tyler is an English (old English) name derived from the Old French tieuleor, tieulier (tiler, tile maker) and the Middle English tyler, tylere. The name was originally an occupational name for one who makes or lays tiles. It is used both as a surname, and as given name for both 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. ^ Tyler Surname at Forebears
  2. ^ Hanks, Hardcastle and Hodges, Oxford Dictionary of First Names, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1, p. 265.