Coverdell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the bearers of the Coverdell family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in the village of Coverdale in Yorkshire.

Early Origins of the Coverdell family

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

Important Dates for the Coverdell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coverdell research. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1245, 1297, 1379, 1625, 1809, 1488, 1568, 1535, 1551 and 1553 are included under the topic Early Coverdell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Coverdell Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Coverdell include Coverdale, Coverdill, Coverdall, Couerdale and others.

Early Notables of the Coverdell family (pre 1700)

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coverdell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Coverdell family

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Coverdell or a variant listed above: Thomas Coverdale who arrived in Maryland in 1669.

Contemporary Notables of the name Coverdell (post 1700)

  • Paul Douglas Coverdell (1939-2000), American Republican politician, Member of Georgia State Senate, 1971-89; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1977; Georgia Republican State Chair, 1985-87; U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1993-2000 [1]
  • Nancy Coverdell (b. 1946), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 2004 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, May 19) . Retrieved from
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