Cove Family History

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Cove Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place named Cove, examples of which are found in Devon, Hampshire, and Suffolk, from Old English cofa ‘cove’, ‘bay’, ‘inlet’, also ‘shelter’, ‘hut’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

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

Similar surnames: Cote, Cave, Hove, Coven, Cova, Love, Hope, Dove, Cover, Cope

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Cove Family Origin

Where is the Cove family from?

Cove Family Occupations

What did your Cove ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cove occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Cove's were Farmers. Farmer, Servant and At School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cove. A less common occupation for the Cove family was Cork Staker.

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  • Farmer

  • Servant

  • At School

  • Cork Staker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cove ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cove Historical Records

What Cove family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Cove. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cove census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 101,000 immigration records available for the last name Cove. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Cove Life Expectancy

What is the average Cove lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Cove life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Cove in 1960 was 31, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cove

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cove ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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