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Covert Family History

Covert Name Meaning

English: nickname for a reserved or secretive person, from Old French covert ‘guarded’, ‘crafty’. Americanized spelling of an unidentified Dutch or German name, perhaps Kofoed.

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


Similar surnames: Cover, Coovert, Comer, Colvert, Robert, Cozart, Coven, Court, Coover

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Where is the Covert family from?

You can see how Covert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Covert family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Covert families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 76 Covert families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Covert's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Covert families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Covert surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Covert ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Covert. 60% of Covert men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Covert women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Covert were Labourer and Income.

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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
    60%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farmers Son
    10%
  • Labourer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Income
    50%
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What Covert family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Covert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Covert 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 Covert. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Covert. For the veterans among your Covert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Covert lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Covert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Covert in 1943 was 28, and 72 in 2004.

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