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Early Origins of the Coverlay family

The surname Coverlay was first found in Buckinghamshire where two early records of the family were found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273: Malger de Covele; and Bartholemew de Covele. [1] Coberley is a village and civil parish in the Cotswold District of Gloucestershire. In this case, the village dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was first known as Culberlege. [2] Literally the place name means "wood or clearing of a man called Cuthbrorht," from the Ole English personal name + "leah." [3] Both name are local names.

Early History of the Coverlay family

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Coverlay Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Coverly, Coveley, Covelly, Coverlly, Coberley and others.

Early Notables of the Coverlay family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Coverlay family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.

  1. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) on Facebook