When Michael Terry Dover was born on 4 December 1947, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, John Plaskett Dover, was 33 and his mother, June Una Winger, was 21. He died on 29 December 1999, in his hometown, at the age of 52, and was buried in Utah State Veterans Memorial Park, Bluffdale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.
English: habitational name from either the port of Dover in Kent, named from the river on which it stands, Celtic dubrās meaning ‘the waters’ (which has become modern Welsh dwfr ‘water’), or Dover in Wigan, Lancashire.
Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhuidhir or Mac Duibhidhir; see Dwyer .
Americanized form of German Dauer or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname.