Information about the origin of common surnames is accessible at The subscription-based service offers free basic information that includes the surname's literal meaning and its country of origin. More deta... More » Family Genealogy

The Internet Surname Database is a free resource for researching the history of surnames. With 49,352 last names in their database, users can search for the meaning and history behind their own surname or can research an... More »

To find the country of origin of your surname, go to and click on the link to the Site Map at the bottom of the page. Click on the link Surname Meanings, and enter your last name in the search field on the n... More »

Information about family name origins can be found at and Both sites offer information on country of origin and meanings of surnames, while also offers common derivatives and alte... More » Family Genealogy

According to Think Baby Names, the male name Travis is of Old French origin, and it means "to cross over." Baby Names World translates the name's meaning to "toll collector," as it was once the occupational name for a ga... More »

Three websites that collectively offer dozens of free printable family tree forms include, Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree Templates. These websites offer online forms ranging from simple, individual fa... More » Family Genealogy

Trace ancestors using websites such as the USGenWeb Project, MyHeritage and provides finding aids such as microfilm indexes in preparation for a free visit to the U.S. National Archives. More » Family Genealogy