Travers name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Travers

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adverb Trav"ers
Across; athwart.

Etymology: F. travers, breadth, extent from side, à travers en travers de travers, across, athwart. See Traverse (a.)


From Anglo-Norman traverser (“to cross”), an occupational name for a toll collector.

In Ireland, used as an Anglicization of Irish Ó Treabhair.

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Travers

Notable Persons Named Travers

Henry Travers

Henry Travers was an actor. His career lasted from 1894 to 1894. Henry was given the name Travers John Heagerty on March 5th, 1874 in Prudhoe. He left this life on October 18th, 1965.

Sir Travers Humphreys

Travers was born on August 4th, 1867 in Bloomsbury. He passed away on February 20th, 1956.

Travers Twiss

Travers Twiss was a barrister; writer. He was most active from 1809 to 1897. Travers was born on March 19th, 1809. He died on January 14th, 1897.

Travers Vale

Travers Vale was a film director. He was most active from 1910 to 1926. Travers was born on January 31st, 1865 in Liverpool, England. He died on January 10th, 1927.

Sir Travers Clarke

His military service ended in 1926. Travers was born in 1871. He left this life on February 2nd, 1962.

Travers Adamson

Travers was born on August 6th, 1827. He passed away on April 4th, 1897.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Travers

Notable Persons With the Last Name Travers

P. L. Travers

P. L. Travers was a children's literature writer, actress, and journalist. P. was given the name Helen Lyndon Goff on August 9th, 1899 in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia. She passed away on April 23rd, 1996.

Mary Travers

Mary Travers was a folk music and pop music singer-songwriter. She plays Vocals. Her career lasted from 1961 to 2009. Mary was given the name Mary Allin Travers on November 9th, 1936 in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. She died on September 16th, 2009.

Pat Travers

Pat Travers is a hard rock, blues rock, and heavy metal music musician. He was most active from 1976 to present. Pat was given the name Patrick Henry Travers on April 12th, 1954.

Peter Travers

Peter Travers is a film criticism and journalism film criticism, writer, and journalist. Peter was born in United States.

Henry Travers

Henry Travers was an actor. His career lasted from 1894 to 1894. Henry was given the name Travers John Heagerty on March 5th, 1874 in Prudhoe. He left this life on October 18th, 1965.

Bill Travers

His career lasted from 1950 to 1992. Bill was given the name William Lindon-Travers on January 3rd, 1922 in Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, England. He died on March 29th, 1994.

  • Jerome Travers
    Golf Player
  • Martin Travers
  • James Travers
    Military Person
  • Sarah Travers
  • Richard Travers
  • Robert Travers
  • William Travers
    Office Holder
  • George Travers
    Coal Trimmer

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Travers U.S.
  White 83.07% 64.26%
  African American 10.69% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.82% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.24% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Travers

People with the last name Travers are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Travers

  • How Popular is the name Travers? Travers is the 19,511th most popular name of all time. As a last name Travers was the 4,525th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Travers have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 389 babies born with the first name Travers in the United States. That's more than enough people named Travers to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Travers? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Travers first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Travers is Tuesday, September 30th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Travers born? The highest recorded use of the first name Travers was in 1980 with a total of 20 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Travers: The name spelled backwards is Srevart. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Asvrrte. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Travers? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,833 people with the last name Travers.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Travers? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Travers as their last name.
  • Travers name meaning

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