- William Barret,1809–36, U.S. soldier: commander during the battle of the Alamo.
- a male given name.
Examples from the Web for travis
Lincoln Davis and John Barrow and Larry Kissell and Travis Childers and on and on it went.Southern Dems Won’t Rise Again
December 5, 2014
Like several other summit participants, Travis called for “a national movement” to cut the prison population at least by half.Bill Bratton Scolds Giggling Audience at American Justice Summit
November 11, 2014
The most successful ones, like Travis Wall, start their own companies.Nigel Lythgoe on How to Save Reality TV, ‘On the Town,’ and ‘Brokeback Ballroom’
October 22, 2014
And then my duet with Kathryn, and my first duet with Valerie, the contemporary that Travis Wall choreographed.
The first week I got a Sonya Tayeh routine and then the second week I had Travis.
He felt that Mrs. Travis must read in his face the curiosity that consumed him.
When Dr. Travis gripped his collar he let out a long, protesting howl.
Mrs. Travis smiled, as though there were lots of things in her head that she was not going to say.
After he—died, we stayed on in Dr. Travis' cabin, where he had sheltered and cared for your father.
He hesitated just a moment and glanced questioningly at Mrs. Travis.
Word Origin and History for travis
masc. proper name, also a surname (late 12c.), from an Old French word meaning "to cross over," related to traverse. Probably a name for a gatekeeper or the toll collector of a bridge.