Travers, Trover, ó Treabhair A Gaelic surname derived from treabhar meaning ‘prudent, wise, skilful’. A sept of Leitrim of the same stock as the Mac Clancys, who were erenaghs of Killarga, also translated as Trover. Also a surname of Norman origin de Tryvers of Treviers in Normandy, and old surname in Dublin and parts of the south. In 1890 Travers was principally found in Donegal, Dublin and Leitrim, and the estimated number of bearers was 1,700.