Travers Family History

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Travers Name Meaning

English and French: occupational name for a gatherer of tolls exacted for the right of passage across a bridge, ford, or other thoroughfare, from Middle English, Old French travers ‘passage’, ‘crossing’, from Old French traverser ‘to cross’. Northern Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Treabhair (see Trevor).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Travis, Rivers, Graver, Trover, Traver, Graves, Beaver, Trevor

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Travers Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Travers name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Travers. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Travers Family Origin

Where is the Travers family from?

Travers Family Occupations

What did your Travers ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Travers occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Travers's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Travers family was Annuitant. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Travers.

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Annuitant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Travers ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Travers Historical Records

What Travers family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Travers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Travers census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Travers. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Travers. For the veterans among your Travers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Travers Life Expectancy

What is the average Travers lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Travers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Travers in 1944 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Travers ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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