Covey Family History

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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

What did your Covey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Covey family was School. 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.

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  • Farmer

  • Fisherman

  • Laborer

  • School


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Covey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Covey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Covey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Covey 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 Covey. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Covey. For the veterans among your Covey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Covey Life Expectancy

What is the average Covey lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Covey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Covey 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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