Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the village of Coverdale in Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Coverdall family
Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Coverdall family
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Coverdall Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Coverdall were recorded, including Coverdale, Coverdill, Coverdall, Couerdale and others.
Early Notables of the Coverdall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coverdall family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Coverdall family emigrate to North America: Thomas Coverdale who arrived in Maryland in 1669.
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