Travis Family History

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Travis Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire and Yorkshire): occupational name for a gatherer of tolls exacted for the right of passage across a bridge, ford, or other thoroughfare, from Middle English travis ‘crossing’, variant of travers (see Travers). German: Americanized variant of Drewes.

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

Similar surnames: Travers, Dravis, Draves, Train, Tavis, Traver, Chavis, Staves, Ris

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Travis Family Origin

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Travis Family Occupations

What did your Travis ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Travis. The most common Travis occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Travis's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Travis family was Carter.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Carter


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Travis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 175,000 census records available for the last name Travis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Travis 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Travis. 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 33,000 military records available for the last name Travis. For the veterans among your Travis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Travis Life Expectancy

What is the average Travis lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Travis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Travis in 1941 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Travis 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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