Dawber History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Dawber was born in the beautiful region of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslavakia. By and large, hereditary surnames were formed in Germany when areas of Bohemia, and most of the German states, were a part of the Holy Roman Empire. At this time, as the population of Europe swelled and travel became easier, people began to encounter others sharing their own name and they avoided confusion by adopting a second name. A common form of surname found in Bohemia are those that are derived from nicknames.

Early Origins of the Dawber family

The surname Dawber was first found in the Kingdom of Bohemia, where the name became noted for its many branches, each house acquiring a status and influence which was enrolled by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Dawber family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dawber research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1701, 1747, 1778, 1811, and 1891 are included under the topic Early Dawber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dawber Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Taubert, Tauberer, Tauberth, Taubehr, Taubehert, Tauber, Taubhert, Taubher, Taubherr, Towber, Dauber, Daubert and many more.

Early Notables of the Dawber family (pre 1700)

During this early period, notable bearers of the name Dawber included Anton Tauber von Taubenberg, who was a prominent colonel in the Austrian army at Gratz, Styria, in...
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dawber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Dawber migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dawber Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Dawber, who arrived in Virginia in 1651 [1]

New Zealand Dawber migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Dawber Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. J. H. Dawber, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Maori" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 15th May 1870 [2]
  • Jarew Dawber, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875
  • Eliza Dawber, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Dawber (post 1700) +

  • Pam Dawber (b. 1951), American two-time People's Choice Award winning actress, best known for her role as Mindy McConnell in Mork & Mindy (1978–1982)
  • Andrew John Dawber (b. 1994), English football goalkeeper
  • Paul Dawber (b. 1971), Australian television actor, known for his role Sons and Daughters
  • Robert "Rob" Dawber (1956-2001), British railwayman and posthumous BAFTA Award winning scriptwriter for his film The Navigators (2001)
  • Sir Edward Guy Dawber (1861-1938), English architect, best known for his work in the Cotswolds

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. William Dawber (b. 1915), English Leading Seaman from England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [3]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html


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