William Travailer

19 December 1762–25 December 1788
Chittlehampton, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Travailer was christened on 19 December 1762, in Chittlehampton, Devon, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Traveller, was 36 and his mother, Mary Chugg, was 29. He married Grace Reason about 1771, in North Molton, Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He was buried in North Molton, Devon, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

William Travailer
1762–1788
Grace Reason
1750–
Marriage: about 1771
Catharine Trevillor
1772–
Mary Traveller
1774–
William Traveller
1776–
John Traveller
1777–
Hannah Traveller
1783–

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Name Meaning

Probably the most successful of all the Old French names of Germanic origin that were introduced to England by the Normans. It is derived from Germanic wil ‘will, desire’ + helm ‘helmet, protection’. The fact that it was borne by the Conqueror himself does not seem to have inhibited its favour with the ‘conquered’ population: in the first century after the Conquest it was the commonest male name of all, and not only among the Normans. In the later Middle Ages it was overtaken by John , but continued to run second to that name until the 20th century, when the picture became more fragmented.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

Sources (14)

  • William Treveler in entry for Hannah Treveler, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Treveller in entry for Hannah Treveller, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"
  • William Trevillor in entry for Catherine Trevillor, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"

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