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How it all began
Covington Database
Other Derivatives
Name Pronunciation
Family Trees
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Odds & Sods
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Acknowledgments
Covington Places
A Better Place To Be
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Since starting the project I have come across a few different ways of pronouncing our name. So, starting with my own way, I call myself Cov-ing-ton with the "Cov" pronounced as in "cough" and the "ton" as in "tunnel".

Another style is "Cov" as in "cover" and "ton" as in "tonto". The third is to change the syllables to Co-ving-ton, so that the "Co-ving" is pronounced like "cove". Obviously a mixture of the above variations are also possible. I haven't actually studied which is the most popular pronunciation, but most of the Covingtons that I have met do it my way. 

I received the following e=mail from Michael Aaron Covington (ref 5558): "Greetings!  I was delighted to discover your web site just now.  As an ac demic and writer, I'm one of the better-known Covingtons in the United States, though not *the* best known.  (The law firm of Covington & Burling, in Washington, is the most prominent entity named Covington that I know of.)

Your notes on pronunciation interested me.  The United States seems to be unanimous in pronouncing the first syllable as in "cover," which is almost the only pronunciation I had never heard, although when I was at Cambridge, a few British friends wanted to call me "Co-vington."  I had never heard "Cough-ington" at all."

 

 

How 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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