The ancestry of the name Covet dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the lush region of Cove, in Suffolk.
Early Origins of the Covet family
The surname Covet was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times in the two hamlets of North and South Cove in Suffolk CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
which were held at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
in 1086 by Count Alan of Brettagny. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Conjecturally the name is descended from that source.
Much further to the north in Scotland, Cove is a village in the parish of Nigg in Aberdeenshire. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Covet family
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Covet Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Covet have been found, including Cove and others.
Early Notables of the Covet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Covet family to Ireland
Some of the Covet family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Covet family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Covet, or a variant listed above: Margarett Cove who sailed to Virginia in 1634.