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Conover Family History

Conover Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of Dutch Couwenhoven, of unknown etymology, probably a habitational name. By the time the descendants of original Dutch settlers on Long Island had reached western PA, the name had evolved into Conover.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

279,166 Historical Documents with Conover on Ancestry.com
48,584 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
10,279 Military Records
2,838 Immigration Records
56,764 Census and Voter Lists
160,701 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Conover Families

  • Number of Conover families
     257 - 511
     86 - 256
     1 - 85
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Conover families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Conover families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Conover Family Origin

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Conover Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Conover

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Conover Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Conover census records

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Conover Civil War Service Records

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