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Travis

[trav-is] /ˈtræv ɪs/
noun
1.
William Barret, 1809–36, U.S. soldier: commander during the battle of the Alamo.
2.
a male given name.
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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.

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