Dober History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dober family

The surname Dober was first found in Yorkshire where the Assize Rolls of 1219 list Hugo Daubur as holding estates there at that time. A few years later, Robert le Daubar was listed in Berkshire in 1221 and later, Nicholas le Doudur was listed in the Assize Rolls of Lancashire in 1260. [1]

The name was a medieval trade name for someone who was a plasterer. [2] [3]

The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list: Willelmus Dauber; Johannes Doweber; and Johannes Douber. [4]

Early History of the Dober family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dober research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Dober History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dober Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dauber, Dawber, Dober, Daber, Dabber, Doberer and others.

Early Notables of the Dober family (pre 1700)

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United States Dober migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dober Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Andrew Dober, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1736 [5]
  • Anna Dober, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1736 [5]
  • John Andrew Dober, who landed in Georgia in 1736 [5]
  • Maria Catharine Dober, who arrived in Georgia in 1736 [5]
Dober Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Dober, who landed in St Clair County, nr in 1860 [5]

Australia Dober migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Dober Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Matthew Dober, English convict from Southampton, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]

New Zealand Dober 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:

Dober Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Dober, aged 19, a quarryman, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Mr. William Dober, British settler travelling from London, UK with 1 child aboard the ship "Assaye" arriving in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand on 26th December 1874 [7]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dober (post 1700) +

  • George W. Dober (1915-1981), American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 3rd District, 1979-80; Member of West Virginia State Senate 1st District, 1980-81 [8]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  3. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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