Growing up in & around Clevedon, Somerset, in the 1940’s, 1950’s and mid-1960’s

BEGINNINGS Had it not been for the German Luftwaffe, I would have been born a Mancunian - as it was, so my Mother told me - that due to a particularly heavy air raid on Manchester late in the evening of 20th October 1943, she and other heavily pregnant women were evacuated from St Mary's …

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A Hundred Years of Dorber Family History 1875-1981 (John and Bernard)

JOHN DORBER                                                                     (My Grandfather)                                     …

Dorber Origins

This most unusual name is of early medieval English, but with French origins.  It is job descriptive for a builder or plasterer - one who specialised in using wattle and daub.  The surname derives from the Middle English verb "dauben," meaning to coat with a layer of plaster, itself from the Old French "dauber." It …