Families in Ireland bearing this English surname may be of settler stock, several immigrants of the name having come to Ireland in the 16th and 17th centuries. One large settler family descends from a Travers family from Lancashire, which was established in Cork at the end of the 16th century. In County Leitrim, however, some native Irish families named O'Treabhair assumed the surname Travers as an anglicization of their name: Travers families from that area are most likely to be of that origin. In the year 1647, in Ireland, the arms were confirmed and crest granted by Roberts, Ulster, to Sergeant-Major John Travers, son of Henry Travers, who was great-grandson of Hamlet Travers, of Horton, County Chester, descended from Travers of Mount Travers, County Lancashire. Walter de Travers was mentioned in the History of Northumberland in the year 1219. In 1273 Hugh Travers was mentioned in the County of Linconshire and in the same year Nigel Travers was listed in County Bucks. Robertus Trauers was listed in the Yorkshire Poll tax of 1379. All recorded under Wills at Chester were Ann Travis, or Travers, of Burtonwood in 1578, James Travis, of Burtonwood, and Elizabeth Travis, of Bold, Widow, in 1614 and finally Elizabeth Travers, of Bold, in the year 1609. Cordwell Traverse, son of Phillip Travesse was baptised at St.Dionis Backchurch, London, in the year 1640. Morris William Travers (1872-1961) was an English chemist, London born and educated at Blundells, London. He was a professor at Bristol from 1903-1937 and between 1894 and 1908, together with Ramsay, discovered the inert gases Krypton, Xenon and Neon. Benjamin Travers was an English novelist and dramatist (1886-1980) born in Hendon. He served in both World Wars for which he was awarded the Air Force Cross in 1920. He was a master of light farce and his work includes A Cuckoo in the Nest (1925). The associated arms are recorded in Sir Bernard Burkes General Armory. Ulster King of Arms in 1884.
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