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The COVERT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 8,114 4015 0.003 30
United States (1880 census) 2,972 2060 0.006 59
Change since 1880 +5142 -1955 -0.003 -29
Other Countries
Australia 3 196756 0.000 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for COVERT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 724 2709 0.004 38
Pennsylvania 717 2156 0.006 58
Ohio 678 2099 0.006 60
California 666 4480 0.002 20
Michigan 508 2307 0.005 51
Top States for COVERT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Idaho 115 1596 0.009 89
Ohio 678 2099 0.006 60
Pennsylvania 717 2156 0.006 58
Nebraska 88 2704 0.005 51
Michigan 508 2307 0.005 51


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called COVERT live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called COVERT represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called COVERT in New York than any other state, but you are more likely to find a COVERT by picking someone at random in Idaho than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of COVERT

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the COVERT surname.

Ethnic distribution of COVERT in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 227 2.8
White (Hispanic) 131 1.61
Mixed Race 100 1.23
Asian/Pacific 45 0.55
Native American/Alaskan 36 0.44
White (Caucasian) 7,575 93.36

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the COVERT surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

COVERT is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of COVERT in historical publications

COVERT. " Coverts," says Nelson, " are those woods which are thickets, and full of trees toucliing one another .... a covering or hiding-place for deer." Laws of Game. The great Surrey and Sussex family of Covert, whose contiguous manors are said to have extended from Southwark to the English Channel, traced their pedigree to temp. Henry II.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to COVERT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as COVERT.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for COVERT

The following words are slight variants of COVERT that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.