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The name Covell was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Covell family lived in Yorkshire. The family was originally from Chauvel in Manche, Normandy, and it is to their residence in this area that the name refers.

Covell Early Origins



The surname Covell was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Covell Spelling Variations


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Covell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Covell have been found, including Covell, Covel and others.

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Covell Early History


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Covell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Covell research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1638, 1722, 1688 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Covell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Covell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Covell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Covell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Covell were among those contributors:

Covell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Cesara Covell settled in New England in 1635
  • Cegona Covell, aged 15, landed in New England in 1635
  • Cesara Covell, aged 15, arrived in New England in 1635
  • Ezra Covell who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635 with his brother Joseph
  • Jo Covell, aged 18, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Covell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Simeon Covell U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Covell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Covell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Princess Royal" in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Covell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Covell (post 1700)



  • Major-General William Edward Raab Covell (1892-1975), American Attached to Office of the Under Secretary of War (1941-1942)
  • Willis Covell, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Pomfret; Elected 1910
  • Otis E. Covell (b. 1858), American Republican politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Lemington, 1890, 1910
  • Joseph Covell, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Fulton and Hamilton counties, 1866-67
  • George G. Covell (b. 1860), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Grand Traverse District, 1893-96,Grand Traverse County Prosecuting Attorney, 1913-14
  • Douglas A. Covell, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 81st District, 1970
  • Charles W. Covell, American politician, First Selectman of South Windsor, Connecticut, 1919-20
  • Albigence Covell, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Putnam, 1904
  • Albert L. Covell, American politician, Mayor of Gloversville, New York, 1902-03
  • Daniel Christopher Covell (b. 1971), American professional wrestler
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Covell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Covell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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