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Coval Family History

Coval Surname Meaning

Americanized form of Polish or Sorbian Kowal Ukrainian Rusyn Belorussian Czech or Jewish Koval or Slovak Kovaľ all meaning ‘blacksmith’ or a shortened and altered form of their derivatives such as the Belorussian patronymic Kovalevich. Portuguese: habitational name from any of numerous places called Coval from coval ‘pit hollow’. Possibly also an altered form of English Covell .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Cova, Canal, Corral, Koval, Toral, Cota, Cove, Cora, Coufal, Kowal

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Where is the Coval family from?

You can see how Coval families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coval family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coval families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 10 Coval families living in London. This was about 71% of all the recorded Coval's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Coval families in 1891.
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What did your Coval ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bench Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Coval. 25% of Coval men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Coval women worked as a Bench Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coval were Proprietor and Operator. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Miner
    14%
  • Proprietor
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bench Work
    50%
  • Operator
    50%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 200 immigration records available for the last name Coval. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 364 military records available for the last name Coval. For the veterans among your Coval ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Coval lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Coval life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Coval in 1958 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

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