Covil is a name that was carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Covil family lived in Yorkshire
. The family was originally from Chauvel in Manche, Normandy
, and it is to their residence in this area that the name refers.
Early Origins of the Covil family
The surname Covil was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Covil family
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Covil Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Covil include Covell, Covel and others.
Early Notables of the Covil family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Covil family to Ireland
Some of the Covil family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Covil family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Covil Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. John Covil U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783 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