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Kover Name Meaning

Hungarian (Kövér): nickname from kövér ‘fat’. German (Köver): variant of Küver, a Low German form of Kuper, an occupational name for a cooper or tubmaker.

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


Similar surnames: Rover, Kober, Koper, Cover, Haver, Koser, Korver, Hover, Over, Dover

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Where is the Kover family from?

You can see how Kover families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kover family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kover families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Kover families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Kover's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kover families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kover surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kover ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kover. 36% of Kover men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Kover women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kover were Salesman and Operator.

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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
    36%
  • Foreman
    11%
  • Machine Operator
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    29%
  • Secretary
    15%
  • Proprietor
    15%
  • Operator
    15%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kover. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kover 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 668 immigration records available for the last name Kover. 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 706 military records available for the last name Kover. For the veterans among your Kover ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kover lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kover life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Kover in 1955 was 29, and 61 in 2004.

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