Travis family crestThe English surname Travis, mainly found in Lancashire and Yorkshire in the north of England, is an occupational name for a gatherer of tolls exacted for the right of passage across  a bridge, ford, or other thoroughfare, from the Middle English term  travis meaning “crossing.” The first known recording of the surname in any spelling is that of Walter Travers, in the 1172 register of the Gilbertine monastery in Lincoln, and in 1285 the Bishop of Norwich claimed that he and his predecessors were accustomed to take "travers" at South Elmham, in Suffolk for the upkeep of the bridge". Today there are more than 34,000 people living in The United States with the last name Travis.

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