Koval Family History
Koval Name Meaning
Ukrainian Rusyn Belorussian Czech and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic); Slovak and Rusyn (from Slovakia) (mainly Kovaľ rarely Kováľ): occupational name for a blacksmith from the Ukrainian Rusyn and Russian (or local dialect) word koval (Slovak dialect kováľ). In North America this surname may also be a shortened form of any of various derivatives of Koval such as the Belorussian patronymic Kovalevich and Ukrainian Kovalchuk . Compare Kovac and Kowal . Americanized form of Polish Rusyn (from Poland) and Sorbian Kowal a cognate of 1 above or a shortened and altered form of any of its derivatives. Compare Coval .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press