of 1066. The Covil family lived in
. The family was originally from Chauvel in Manche,
, and it is to their residence in this area that the name refers.
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
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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.