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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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Where is the Cover family from?

You can see how Cover families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cover family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cover families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 43 Cover families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Cover's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Cover families in 1840.
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What did your Cover ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cover. 19% of Cover men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Cover women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cover were Clerk and Seamstress.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Stenographer
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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