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Covington Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Covinton in Lanarkshire, first recorded in the late 12th century in the Latin form Villa Colbani, and twenty years later as Colbaynistun. By 1422 it had been collapsed to Cowantoun, and at the end of the 15th century it first appears in the form Covingtoun. It is nevertheless clearly named with the personal name Colban (see Coleman 1) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’; Colban was a follower of David, Prince of Cumbria, in about 1120. English: habitational name from a place in Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire) named Covington, from an Old English personal name Cofa + Old English -ing- denoting association + tun ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Chivington, Ovington, Henington, Bevington, Allington, Carrington

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Covington Family Origin

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Covington Family Occupations

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  • Scholar

    50%
  • Laborer

    25%
  • Labourer

    25%

In 1881, Scholar and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Covington. A less common occupation for the Covington family was Labourer. The most common Covington occupation in Canada was Scholar. 50% of Covington's were Scholars.

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