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 Family Origin

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Travers Family Occupations

What did your Travers ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Travers. 40% of Travers men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Travers women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Travers were Labourer and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Journalier
    13%
  • Teamster
    10%
  • Labourer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    50%
  • Clerk
    50%

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

Travers Historical Records

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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 Canada, 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

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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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