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Coveney Family History

Coveney Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place in Cambridgeshire named Coveney, from either the genitive case of Old English cofa ‘shelter’ (see Cove) or of a personal name Cofa (of uncertain origin) + Old English eg ‘island’. The surname is also established in Ireland.

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

68,097 Historical Documents with Coveney on Ancestry.com
23,771 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,464 Military Records
2,585 Immigration Records
15,422 Census and Voter Lists
24,855 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Coveney Families

  • Number of Coveney families
     27 - 51
     10 - 26
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Coveney families
     115 - 227
     39 - 114
     1 - 38
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Coveney last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Coveney census records

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Coveney Family Origin

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Coveney Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Coveney

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Coveney Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Coveney census records

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Coveney Civil War Service Records

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