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Traver Family History

Traver Surname Meaning

French: unexplained. Catalan: habitational name from any of the minor places called Traver mainly in La Garrotxa and L'Empordà districts. English: variant of Trevor . This form of the surname is very rare in Britain and Ireland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Travers, Graver, Beaver, Trader, Craver, Travis, Tavel, Trier, Trevor

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Where is the Traver family from?

You can see how Traver families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Traver family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Traver families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 44 Traver families living in Ontario. This was about 70% of all the recorded Traver's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Traver families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Traver surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Traver ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Traver. 58% of Traver men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Traver women worked as a Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    58%
  • Manager
    15%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Labourer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
    100%
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Traver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Traver census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Traver. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Traver. For the veterans among your Traver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Traver lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Traver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Traver in 1950 was 44, and 71 in 2004.

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