Last name: Covert
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Kaitlin Theresa Covert
Hmmm.... this is interesting. I like my last name because it's unique, but finally after many years I found out where my name came from :)
My family was never sure where our name came from. I don't even know how this is possible. Anyway, my mother's side is definitely Irish, so we just go with that. Also, I have read that Covert could be a French "Norman" name who eventually ended up in Ireland.
Yes the Covert's are from Holland. I cannot remember his first name. I will look up his first name and post it. He came from Holland, and became a magistrate in what would become Manhattan. He later owned most of Manhattan and Long Island. The State sued to gain it. The court records still exist. Some of his grandchildren changed the name to Coovert. One of his very famous Granchildren is JC Coovert. Uncle John won best of Show in the Paris Worlds Fair.
Mary Jeane Howerton
My grandmother's maiden name was Covert. She told a rich family history of the family coming to New Amsterdam, from Holland, before it became New York. She also said the family owned land there and still actually owned land that had been leased to the railroad for 99 years. (might have been just a small right or way). Unfortunately we did not pay enough attention to write down any names before she died.
My maiden name is Covert. Never met my father all I know is he came from Rochester New York. I think it would be interesting to meet some of those family members from his side. Had the oppertunity to visit the tiny town of Covert. It is a beautiful area!