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Coveney Family History

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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Where is the Coveney family from?

You can see how Coveney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coveney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coveney families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 41 Coveney families living in Ontario. This was about 52% of all the recorded Coveney's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Coveney families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Coveney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Coveney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Coveney. 75% of Coveney men worked as a Farmer.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
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What Coveney family records will you find?

Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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