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How it all began
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The following variations have been found during my researches. It is not known exactly if all of these eventually developed into Covington or went to form other names, but at least at some stage the name may have looked like this:

COBINSHAW, COBBINSHAW, COFFENDEN, COFTON, COLBAIN, COLBAN, COLBANSTONE, COLBANUS, COLBAYNE, COLBAYNESTOUN, COLBEYNSTON, COLINTON, COLUMBAN, COVENTON, COVEING, COVI, COVING, COVINGHAM, COVINGTOUN, COVINTON, COVUS, CUFA, CUFAS, CUVINGTON, COVEFENTON, COVERNTON, KOLBEINN

In more recent times the most common mis-spelling of the name is Coventon. The most likely explanation for this is that many 18th & 19th century parents were illiterate, therefore unable to spell even their own name. When registering the birth of a child, they would have to rely on the registrar, who was probably one of the more educated locals, to spell the name for them. As many Covingtons of this era were from rural areas, their accents obviously led the registrar to believe the spelling was Coventon. My own great grandfather, Charles James, was born as a Coventon, but eventually married as a Covington. There are examples of many others in the late 19th century, who changed the spelling of their name back to Covington as levels of literacy improved.

For much more information on the evolution of the Covington name please visit "Where are we from?" via the links above/below.

So far this century there have been 423 Coventons registered as being born in England or Wales.

Covernton, which is also a known derivative, has seen 163 births all over the world and would seem to be the elite side of the family, with personal references to be found in copies of Who's Who.

The most popular hyphenated name is Covington-Cross with 29 born this century, with the first materializing in 1918, possibly as an offspring of Leslie Macartney Covington and Ethel M. Cross who married in that year.

There have been a few other double-barrelled Covingtons, that I have so far found, Covington-Aune (by marriage), Covington-Barnes, Covington-Cox, Covington-Davies, Covington-Denton (by marriage), Covington-Hole, Covington-Horwood, Covington-Jones, Covington-Schatz (by marriage), Covington-Satterly, Covington-Wailes and Covington-Young

 

POPULARITY

According to Whitepages.com Covington is the 1,301st most popular surname in the United States as at Feb 2009

Top States for last Name Covington

1. North Carolina 2459 listings
2. Texas 1649 listings
3. Tennessee 1166 listings
4. California 1038 listings
5. Georgia 961 listings

Distribution of Covington Listings across the United States

 

 

 

ow it all began
Covington Database
Other Derivatives
Name Pronunciation
Family Trees
US Lineage
Where are we from?
Tracing your tree
Photo File
Odds & Sods
Coat of Arms

Acknowledgments
Covington Places
A Better Place To Be
Tell me all about you

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