The surname Covely 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.  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.  Literally the place name means "wood or clearing of a man called Cuthbrorht," from the Ole English personal name + "leah."  Both name are local names.
Important Dates for the Covely family
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Covely Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Coverly, Coveley, Covelly, Coverlly, Coberley and others.
Early Notables of the Covely family (pre 1700)
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Covely migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Covely Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Michael Covely, aged 21, who arrived in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1842 
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^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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