Coventry Family History

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Coventry Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of Coventry in the West Midlands, which is probably named with the genitive case of an Old English personal name Cofa (compare Coveney) + Old English treow ‘tree’.

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

Similar surnames: Coveney, Overy, Cover, Coven, Ventre, Overly, Comer, Chantry, Gentry

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Coventry Family Origin

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Coventry Family Occupations

What did your Coventry ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Coventry occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Coventry's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coventry. A less common occupation for the Coventry family was Woollen Weaver.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Woollen Weaver


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

Coventry Historical Records

What Coventry family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Coventry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coventry census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Coventry

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Coventry. 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 Coventry. For the veterans among your Coventry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Coventry Life Expectancy

What is the average Coventry lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Coventry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Coventry in 1943 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Coventry

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Coventry 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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