The name Coverdal is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in the village of Coverdale in Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Coverdal family
The surname Coverdal was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Coverdal family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coverdal research.Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1245, 1297, 1379, 1625, 1809, 1488, 1568, 1535, 1551 and 1553 are included under the topic Early Coverdal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Coverdal Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Coverdal are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Coverdal include: Coverdale, Coverdill, Coverdall, Couerdale and others.
Early Notables of the Coverdal family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coverdal family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Coverdal or a variant listed above: Thomas Coverdale who arrived in Maryland in 1669.