Early Origins of the Covellay family
The surname Covellay was first found in Buckinghamshire
where two early records of the family were found in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273: Malger de Covele; and Bartholemew de Covele. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Coberley is a village and civil parish in the Cotswold District of Gloucestershire
. In this case, the village dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 where it was first known as Culberlege. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Literally the place name means "wood or clearing of a man called Cuthbrorht," from the Ole English personal name
+ "leah." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Both name are local
Early History of the Covellay family
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Covellay Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Coverly, Coveley, Covelly, Coverlly, Coberley and others.
Early Notables of the Covellay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Covellay family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.