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Covert Family History

Covert Name Meaning

English (Surrey of Norman origin): habitational name from the Norman hamlet of Couvert in Calvados or from some other locality similarly named from Old French (le) covert ‘the secret corner refuge or thicket’. Sussex surname forms with the definite article and no preposition are not nicknames from Old French covert ‘secret(ive)’ as has been suggested but are either references to ‘Le Covert’ as the place of origin or represent the common Norman practice of substituting le for de in surnames. This surname is now extinct in Britain. Americanized form of an unidentified Dutch or German name perhaps Kofoed or German Gobert .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Cover, Coovert, Comer, Colvert, Robert, Cozart, Coven, Court, Coover

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Where is the Covert family from?

You can see how Covert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Covert family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Covert families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 142 Covert families living in New York. This was about 54% of all the recorded Covert's in USA. New York had the highest population of Covert families in 1840.
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What did your Covert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Covert. 18% of Covert men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Covert women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Covert were Clerk 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Covert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Covert 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 Covert. 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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There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Covert. For the veterans among your Covert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Covert lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Covert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Covert in 1943 was 28, and 72 in 2004.

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