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Cover Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a roofer, from Old French co(u)vreur, an agent derivative of co(u)vrir ‘to cover’ (Latin cooperire). Roofing materials in the Middle Ages might be tiles (see Tyler), slates (see Slater), or thatch (see Thatcher), depending on the regional availability of suitable materials. English (of Norman origin): occupational name for a maker of barrels and tubs, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Old French cuve ‘vat’, ‘tub’ (Late Latin cupa, of Germanic origin; compare Cooper). Americanized spelling of German Kober.

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


Similar surnames: Rover, Comer, Over, Cooper, Covert, Coder, Tozer, Coyer, Cofer, Cove

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Cover Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cover name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cover. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    50%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Germanic Europe

    14%

  • Norway

    3%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

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Cover Family Origin

Where is the Cover family from?

Cover Family Occupations

What did your Cover ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cover occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Cover's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cover. A less common occupation for the Cover family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cover ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cover Historical Records

What Cover family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Cover. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cover census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Cover. 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 Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Cover. For the veterans among your Cover ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cover Life Expectancy

What is the average Cover lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Cover life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Cover in 1948 was 33, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cover ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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