Covert Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History

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Covert Origin:

France, England

Origins of Covert:

The surname of Covert was said to originate from the country of France, but soon gained popularity within the country of England. By the end of the 17th Century, the surname of Covert was found throughout the country of England. The surname of Covert is said to be a Huguenot, or refugee, surname within the country of England. The origin of the surname of Covert is said to be a topographical surname, most likely found within the country of France. A topographical surname is used to describe someone who lived on or near a residential landmark. This landmark could be either man made or natural, and would have been easily identifiable in the area from which it hailed, thus making the people who lived near it easily distinguished. In the case of the surname of Covert, the surname itself was probably given to someone who lived on or near a sheltered bay. The word itself derives from the French word of “couvert” which can be translated to mean “wood” or “covert” which is said to have derived from the Latin word of “cooperio” which can be translated to mean “to cover.” The surname of Covert is also said to be a locational surname. This means that it was often taken by the Lord or owner of the land from which the name derives. Others who may have take a locational surname are people who have migrated out of the area to seek out work. The easiest way to identify someone who was a stranger at that time was by the name of their birthplace. In the case of the surname of Covert, there was a specific village called “Couve” which was in the Cotes du Nord of France.

Variations:

More common variations are: Couvert, Coovert, Coevert, Coveart, Coverta, Coverty, Covertt, Coverot, Coavert

History:

France:

The first recorded spelling of the surname of Covert can be traced to the country of France. One person by the name of Marie Couve, who was the daughter of Henri Couve, was mentioned in the Church Registers for the church of St. Jacque Angers, which is located in Maine et Loire, France. This baptism occurred on December 1, 1634, under the reign of one King Louis XIII, who was also a House of Bourbon Monarch, and who ruled from the year of 1610 to the year of 1643.

England:

Within the country of England, one person by the name of Joseph Couve, who was the son of Jacque Couve was baptized at Spitalfields, London in the year of 1724, and one Thomas Couves, who was baptized at St. Paul’s Church, Depford in 1801.

United States of America:

Many European citizens migrated to the United States of America in the 17th and 18th centuries, in search of a new life for them and their families. This movement of people was known as the European Migration. Among those who migrated was one William Covert, who arrived in the state of Virginia in the year of 1664.

Here is the population distribution of the last name Covert: United States 9,593; Canada 467; Fiji 97; France 86; England 32; Belgium 22; Australia 6; Malaysia 2; Netherlands 2; India 1

Notable People:

Eugene Edzards Covert (born in 1926) who was an aeronautics specialist from America.

Mark Covert (born in 1950) who was a runner from America.

James Way Covert (1842-1910) who was a United States Representative from the state of New York.

John Covert (1882-1960) who was a painter from America.

Allen Stephen Covert (born in 1964) who is an actor, writer, comedian, and producer from America.

Mrs. Farris Covert, who served as an Alternate Delegate to the Democratic National Convention from the state of Wyoming in the year of 1952, and who was a Democratic politician from America.

Mrs. Dean Covert, who served as the Vice-chair of the Wyoming Democratic Party in the year of 1943, and who served as an Alternate Delegate to the Democratic National Convention from the state of Wyoming in the year of 1944, and who was a Democratic politician from America.

Charles G. Covert (1863-1953) who served as the Sheriff and the Mayor of Evansville, Indiana from the year of 1901 to the year of 1906, and who served as the Postmaster at Evansville, Indiana from the year of 1906 to the year of 1910, and again from the year of 1923 to the year of 1933, and who was also a newspaper editor and Republican politician from America.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

Notes: (Kent, Surrey, and Sussex; descended from John Covert, who had a command at the siege of Boulogne in 1558). Blazon: Gules a fesse ermine between three martlets or. Crest— A leopard’s face or (another, a lion’s face or).

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