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Coventry Family History

Coventry Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of Coventry in the West Midlands, which is probably named with the genitive case of an Old English personal name Cofa (compare Coveney) + Old English treow ‘tree’.

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


Similar surnames: Coveney, Overy, Cover, Coven, Ventre, Overly, Comer, Chantry, Gentry

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Where is the Coventry family from?

You can see how Coventry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coventry family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coventry families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 53 Coventry families living in Ontario. This was about 60% of all the recorded Coventry's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Coventry families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Coventry surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Coventry ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Coventry. 48% of Coventry men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Coventry women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coventry were Teacher and Lady.

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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
    48%
  • Labourer
    34%
  • Teacher
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Nurse
    50%
  • Lady
    50%
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What Coventry family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Coventry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coventry 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Coventry. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Coventry. For the veterans among your Coventry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Coventry lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Coventry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Coventry in 1943 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

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