The Travors family name comes from the name of either of the Welsh
settlements called Trevor in Denbigh and Anglesey
. As such, the surname Travors belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Travors family
The surname Travors 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 Travors family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Travors 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 Travors History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Travors Spelling Variations
Although there are comparatively few Welsh
surnames, they have a great many spelling variations
. Variations of Welsh
names began almost immediately after their acceptance within Welsh
society. In the Middle Ages, it was up to priests and the few other people that recorded names in official documents to decide how to spell the names that they heard. Variations that occurred because of improper recording increased dramatically as the names were later transliterated into English. The Brythonic Celtic
language of Wales
, known by natives as Cymraeg, featured many highly inflected sounds that could not be properly captured by the English language. Spelling variations
were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were all indicated by the particular variation of one's name. The spelling variations
of the name Travors have included Trevor, Trefor and others.
Early Notables of the Travors 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 Travors Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Travors family to Ireland
Some of the Travors 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 Travors family to the New World and Oceana
joined the great migrations to North America in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Like their Scottish and Irish neighbors, many Welsh
families left their homeland hoping to find hope and prosperity in a land that the English did not exercise a tight rule over. Those Welsh
immigrants that successfully traveled to North America went on to make significant contributions to the rapid development of both Canada and the United States in terms of the settling of land and the establishment of industry. They also added to the rich cultural heritage of both countries. An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Travors: Samuel Trevor, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1795; followed by Caleb in 1798; William Trevore settled in Massachusetts in 1620; Thomas Trevors settled in Maryland in 1766..