Covey Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of MacCovey, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cobhthaigh (see Coffey). English (Surrey and West Sussex): unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Convey, Cavey, Cobey, Tovey, Coley, Towey, Cotey, Coxey, Hovey, Povey

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Covey Family Origin

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Covey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Fisherman

    25%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • School

    6%

In 1881, Farmer, Fisherman and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Covey. The most common Covey occupation in Canada was Farmer. 26% of Covey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Covey family was School.

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Covey Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Covey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1959. The average life expectancy for Covey in 1952 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Covey

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