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Early Origins of the Travel family

The surname Travel 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 Travel family

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

Travel Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Travel family

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...
  • Travell's own position was secured in 1679 through a financially beneficial marriage to the daughter of a London merchant...

Australia Travel migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Travel Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  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
  2. State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from on Facebook