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Covell Family History

Covell Name Meaning

English: from Old English cufle ‘cloak’, hence a nickname for an habitual wearer of a cloak or perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a cloak maker.

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

Similar surnames: Cowell, Cordell, Corbell, Mowell, Capell, Covert, Crowell, Bodell

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Where is the Covell family from?

You can see how Covell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Covell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Covell families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 25 Covell families living in New York. This was about 30% of all the recorded Covell's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Covell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Covell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Covell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Covell. 17% of Covell men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Covell women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Covell were Proprietor and Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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What Covell family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Covell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Covell 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Covell. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Covell. For the veterans among your Covell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Covell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Covell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Covell in 1944 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

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