The name Coever derives from the Low German word "korb," which meant "basket." As a surname, Coever was originally occupational
, used for a maker or vendor of baskets.
Early Origins of the Coever family
The surname Coever was first found in Westphalia
, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region, many houses acquiring a status and influence which rivaled that of the landed aristocracy. In their later history some branches were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they distinguished themselves through their contributions to the social, political, and economic developments of the nation. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Henricus Corf, a knight who was raised into the noble class of Westphalia
Early History of the Coever family
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Coever Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Korff, Korf, Corff, Corf, Koerff, Koerf, Coerff, Coerf, Kerf, Kerff, Cerf, Cerff, Korfer, Korffer, Koerffer, Koerfer, Korver, Koever, Coever and many more.
Early Notables of the Coever family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coever family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Henrich Korff, a Hessian soldier on record in North America in 1777; Gerrit Korver, who arrived in Iowa in 1856; Joseph Korff, who landed in Philadelphia in 1804.