Travail History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Travail family

The surname Travail was first found in Berkshire where William Travail witnessed a charter of Robert de Albini to Wallingford Priory (no date given.)

Later, "Radulphus Travel" gave four bovates and a toft at Wintrington, in Lindesey, to the Knights Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem.

In the Norman Exchequer Rolls of the end of the twelfth century, we find a Walter Travail; perhaps the same Walter Travel whose heirs held land at Marshton, in Herefordshire, of the Honour of Weobley, temp. Henry III. This Walter de Travaille or de Travele occurs in the Rotuli Curiae Regis of 1194-1198; where we also find mentioned William de Trauuel, of Shropshire.

In the subsequent notices it is often difficult to distinguish this name from Treville. [1]

Early History of the Travail family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Travail research. Another 182 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1618, 1772, 1510, 1600, 1100, 1167, 1535, 1563, 1684, 1657, 1724, 1679, 1694, 1698 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Travail History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Travail Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Travell, Travail, Treval, Travel and others.

Early Notables of the Travail family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas Travell (c. 1657-1724), a descendant of a junior branch of a family which, originally from Shropshire, had settled in Northamptonshire by the mid-16th century. His grandfather had been a London merchant, but his father, who had returned...
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Migration of the Travail family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..



  1. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 3 of 3


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