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Cova Name Meaning

Catalan and Galician: topographic name from Catalan and Galician cova ‘cave’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, in the provinces of Lugo, Ourense, Pontevedra, Catalonia and Valencia. Compare Cueva.

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


Similar surnames: Cava, Cota, Cove, Nova, Cora, Coca, Bova, Sava, Cuva, Coval

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Where is the Cova family from?

You can see how Cova families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cova family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Cova families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Cova families living in Kansas. This was about 38% of all the recorded Cova's in the USA. Kansas had the highest population of Cova families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cova surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cova ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Labor and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cova. 25% of Cova men worked as a Labor and 45% of Cova women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cova were Proprietor and Clerk.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Labor
    25%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Proprietor
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    45%
  • Packer
    34%
  • Clerk
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Cova. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cova census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cova. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 166 military records available for the last name Cova. For the veterans among your Cova ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cova lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Cova life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Cova in 1947 was 51, and 52 in 2004.

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