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Covill Family History

Covill Name Meaning

English: variant of Coville .

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


Similar surnames: Covil, Coville, Scovill, Covel, Cohill, Cougill, Nevill, Chill, Coil

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Where is the Covill family from?

You can see how Covill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Covill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Covill families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Covill families living in New York. This was about 54% of all the recorded Covill's in USA. New York had the highest population of Covill families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Covill surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Covill ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Covill. 18% of Covill men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Covill women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Covill were Carpenter and Maid. .

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Carpenter
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Saleslady
    23%
  • Clerk
    23%
  • Maid
    23%
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What Covill family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Covill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Covill 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 535 immigration records available for the last name Covill. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Covill. For the veterans among your Covill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Covill lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2003, in the United States, Covill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Covill in 1949 was 61, and 79 in 2003.

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