Last name origins & meanings:
- 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).
- A Travers from the Poitou region of France is documented in Quebec
City in 1712, with the secondary surname Sansregret.
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