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Covert Early Origins



The surname Covert was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.

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Covert Spelling Variations


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Covert 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 Covert include Covert, Coffert, Coverte, Cofferte, Couvert, Couverte, Coveret and many more.

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Covert Early History


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Covert Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Covert research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1591, 1624, 1660, 1620, 1679, 1661 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Covert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Covert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Covert Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Covert 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 Covert or a variant listed above:

Covert Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Teunis Janse Covert, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664
  • William Covert, who landed in Virginia in 1664

Covert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Covert, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • Robert Covert, who arrived in Virginia in 1718

Covert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. A M Covert, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860
  • Samuel Covert, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866

Covert Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Abraham Covert U.E. (b. 1745) who settled in Maugerville, Saint John River, New Brunswick c. 1783 he died in 1824 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Covert (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Covert (post 1700)



  • Eugene Edzards Covert (b. 1926), American aeronautics specialist
  • Mark Covert (b. 1950), American runner
  • James Way Covert (1842-1910), United States Representative from New York
  • John Covert (1882-1960), American painter
  • Allen Stephen Covert (b. 1964), American comedian, actor, writer, and producer
  • James Paul "Jimbo" Covert (b. 1960), former American college and professional football player
  • Mrs. Farris Covert, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1952
  • Mrs. Dean Covert, American Democrat politician, Vice-chair of Wyoming Democratic Party, 1943; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1944
  • Charles G. Covert (1863-1953), American Republican politician, Newspaper editor; Sheriff; Mayor of Evansville, Indiana, 1901-06; Postmaster at Evansville, Indiana, 1906-10, 1923-33
  • Anna Covert (1871-1967), American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 16th District, 1926; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1928
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. 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).
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  11. ...

The Covert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Covert 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.

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