Coveney Family History

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Coveney Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cambridgeshire named Coveney, from either the genitive case of Old English cofa ‘shelter’ (see Cove) or of a personal name Cofa (of uncertain origin) + Old English eg ‘island’. The surname is also established in Ireland.

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


Similar surnames: Coventry, Corney, Courtney, Coven, Cheney, Gosney, Overly, Ovens

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Coveney Family Origin

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Coveney Family Occupations

What did your Coveney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Coveney family was General Laborer. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coveney. The most common Coveney occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Coveney's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • General Laborer

    3%

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

Coveney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Coveney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coveney 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Coveney. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Coveney. For the veterans among your Coveney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Coveney Life Expectancy

What is the average Coveney lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Coveney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Coveney in 1959 was 51, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Coveney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Coveney 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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