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The name Coverdale is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the village of Coverdale in Yorkshire.

Coverdale Early Origins



The surname Coverdale was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

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Coverdale Spelling Variations


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Coverdale Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Coverdale has been spelled many different ways, including Coverdale, Coverdill, Coverdall, Couerdale and others.

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Coverdale Early History


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Coverdale Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coverdale 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 Coverdale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coverdale Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coverdale Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coverdale 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Coverdales to arrive in North America:

Coverdale Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Coverdale who arrived in Maryland in 1669
  • Thomas Coverdale, who arrived in Maryland in 1669
  • Hannah Coverdale, who landed in Maryland in 1670-1671

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coverdale (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coverdale (post 1700)



  • George Coverdale, American politician, Mayor of Coffeyville, Kansas, 1910, 1917-18
  • William Coverdale (1862-1934), English first-class cricketer
  • Stephen Peter Coverdale (b. 1954), retired English first-class cricketer
  • Paul Coverdale (b. 1983), English cricketer
  • Drew Coverdale (b. 1969), English former footballer who played from 1989 to 1993
  • Robin "Bob" Coverdale (b. 1928), English professional Rugby League World Cup winning footballer
  • Walter William "Bill" Coverdale (1912-1972), English cricketer who played for Northamptonshire from 1931 to 1932
  • Ralph Coverdale (1918-1975), British management consultant, founder of The Coverdale Organisation
  • Kevin Coverdale (1940-1997), Australian rules footballer
  • Garrison Barkley Coverdale (1905-1988), US Army General, member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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    The Coverdale Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coverdale 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 May 2016 at 14:23.

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