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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.

Coverdell Early Origins



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

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Coverdell Spelling Variations


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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.

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Coverdell Early History


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Coverdell Early History



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

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Coverdell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coverdell Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coverdell (post 1700)


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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
  • Nancy Coverdell (b. 1946), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 2004

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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    The Coverdell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coverdell 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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