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Covington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Huntingdonshire named Covington from an Old English personal name Cofa + Old English -ing- denoting association + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Chivington, Ovington, Henington, Bevington, Allington, Carrington

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Where is the Covington family from?

You can see how Covington families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Covington family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Covington families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 42 Covington families living in North Carolina. This was about 18% of all the recorded Covington's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Covington families in 1840.
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What did your Covington ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Covington. 20% of Covington men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Covington women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Covington were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Laundress
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Covington. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Covington. For the veterans among your Covington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Covington lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Covington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Covington in 1940 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

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