Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.
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The Gaylord surname in historical dictionaries
Patronymica Britannica (1860)
GAYLORD. "Has no reference to aristocratical gaieties, but means simijly jovial or jolly." B. Surn. i. 145. See AVright's Chaucer, 4364 :—