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Covill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



When the ancestors of the Covill family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They 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 Covill family


The surname Covill 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 Covill family


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Covill Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Covill has been recorded under many different variations, including Covell, Covel and others.

Early Notables of the Covill family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Covill family to Ireland


Some of the Covill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Covill family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Covills were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Covill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Covill, who arrived in New York in 1834 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Covill (post 1700)


  • Louis J. Covill, American politician, First Selectman of Brookfield, Connecticut, 1937 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, May 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George Covill, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Glastonbury, 1831-32 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, May 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Bernice Covill, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1980 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, May 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Arba Covill, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Killingly, 1820, 1825, 1829, 1833 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, May 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Reginald John Covill (1905-2002), English cricketer from Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, active in the 1920s and 1930s
  • Dennis Covill OC, Canadian founder of Nautel Ltd., a Canadian manufacturer of AM and FM radio broadcast transmitters in 1969

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, May 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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