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Covey Family History

Covey Name Meaning
Irish: reduced form of MacCovey, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cobhthaigh (see Coffey).English (Surrey and West Sussex): unexplained.

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

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52,940 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,349 Military Records
2,054 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Covey Families

  • Number of Covey families
     55 - 108
     19 - 54
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Covey families
     41 - 80
     14 - 40
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Covey families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Covey Family Origin

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Covey Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Covey

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Covey Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Covey census records

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Covey Civil War Service Records

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