Coveney Family History

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Coveney Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cambridgeshire named Coveney, from either the genitive case of Old English cofa ‘shelter’ (see Cove) or of a personal name Cofa (of uncertain origin) + Old English eg ‘island’. The surname is also established in Ireland.

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

Similar surnames: Coventry, Corney, Courtney, Coven, Cheney, Gosney, Overly, Ovens

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Coveney Family Origin

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Coveney Family Occupations

What did your Coveney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Coveney. 28% of Coveney men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Coveney women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coveney were Book Keeper and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Apprentice
  • Book Keeper

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
  • Contureion
  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Coveney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Coveney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coveney 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Coveney. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Coveney. For the veterans among your Coveney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Coveney Life Expectancy

What is the average Coveney lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Coveney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Coveney in 1959 was 51, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Coveney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Coveney 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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