The Travor family name comes from the name of either of the Welsh
settlements called Trevor in Denbigh and Anglesey
. As such, the surname Travor belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Travor family
The surname Travor was first found in Herefordshire
, where Tudor Trevor was Lord of Hereford, Wittington, and both Maelors, founder of the Tribe of the Marches. He was son of Ynyr Ap Cadforch, Lord of both Maelors in Powys
, a Baron
. Trevor Hall is a large grade mansion standing in 85 acres (35 hectares) of parkland at Trevor, near Llangollen, Denbighshire
. The estate has been in the family since medieval times and was at one time the home of Bishop John Trevor (died 1357.)
Early History of the Travor family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Travor research.Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1357, 1346, 1357, 1410, 1563, 1630, 1596, 1673, 1620, 1626, 1672, 1637, 1717, 1658, 1730, 1695, 1618, 1670, 1693, 1669, 1706 and 1851 are included under the topic Early Travor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Travor Spelling Variations
surnames are relatively few in number, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations
. There are many factors that explain the preponderance of Welsh
variants, but the earliest is found during the Middle Ages when Welsh
surnames came into use. Therefore, scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, which often resulted in a single person's name being inconsistently recorded over his lifetime. The transliteration of Welsh
names into English also accounts for many of the spelling variations: the unique Brythonic Celtic
language of the Welsh
had many sounds the English language was incapable of accurately reproducing. It was also common for members of a same surname to change their names slightly, in order to signify a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations. For all of these reasons, the many spelling variations
of particular Welsh
names are very important. The surname Travor has occasionally been spelled Trevor, Trefor and others.
Early Notables of the Travor family (pre 1700)
Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was John Trevor (died 1357), Bishop of St Asaph in north Wales
, (1346 to 1357); John Trevor (died 1410), or John Trevaur, Bishop of St. Asaph in Wales
and later became nominal Bishop of St Andrews in Scotland; Sir John Trevor (1563-1630)... Another 100 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Travor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Travor family to Ireland
Some of the Travor family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 83 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Travor family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Travor Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- William Travor, who arrived in Canada in 1828