Origins Available: English
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 194 words (14 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
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.
Migration of the Dawber family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Dawber Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- 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
Historic Events for the Dawber family
- Mr. William Dawber (b. 1915), English Leading Seaman from England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html