Pet form from the affectionate nickname Queen, with the addition of the diminutive suffix -ie. In the Victorian era it was sometimes used as an allusive pet form for Victoria. The vocabulary word queen goes back to Old English cwēn, akin to cwene ‘woman’, with a fanciful respelling.
English and Scottish: occupational name for a tailor, from Old French tailleur (Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland, and its numbers have been swelled by its adoption as an Americanized form of the numerous equivalent European names, most of which are also very common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example Schneider, Szabó, and Portnov.