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