Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from the port of Dover in Kent,
named from the river on which it stands, a Celtic name meaning ‘the
waters’ (from the word which became modern Welsh dwfr ‘water’).
- North German: habitational name from Doveren in the
Rhineland, of uncertain etymology; the origin is possibly Celtic and
so related ultimately to 1, or a variant of Dove 4.
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