Last name: COVEY

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COVEY : This last name is indexed 17,888 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

COVEY : 1: Irish: shortened form of MacCovey an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cobhthaigh (see Coffey).2: English: unexplained. Covey is used of ‘pantry’ in the early modern period and covey ‘little chap’ (a diminutive of cove Middle English cof ‘bold eager courageous’; see Cove) in the early nineteenth century but there is no evidence to confirm either as the source for the surname.

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