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The COVEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 8,495 3841 0.003 32
United States (1880 census) 2,179 2772 0.004 44
Change since 1880 +6316 -1069 -0.001 -12
Other Countries
Australia 95 14863 0.001 6
United Kingdom 495 8922 0.001 11
Top States for COVEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 829 2815 0.004 40
California 822 3698 0.002 24
New York 460 4261 0.002 24
Washington 412 1806 0.007 70
Indiana 406 1914 0.007 67
Top States for COVEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 159 620 0.026 261
New Hampshire 121 1662 0.010 98
Oklahoma 305 1568 0.009 88
Delaware 61 2322 0.008 78
Alaska 46 1868 0.007 73


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

Classification and Origin of COVEY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the COVEY surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the COVEY surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of COVEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 135 1.59
Mixed Race 128 1.51
Native American/Alaskan 105 1.24
Black/African American 78 0.92
Asian/Pacific 55 0.65
White (Caucasian) 7,994 94.1

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

Meaning of COVEY in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of COVEY.

Similar names to COVEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as COVEY.

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 COVEY

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