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Type Surname (from location)
Other Forms Formscouve, couves, couvet, couvert, covet

Meaning & History

The surname is probably topographical, for someone who either lived by a sheltered bay, or more likely an area sheltered by trees. The formation is similar to couvert, meaning a wood or covert, and originally from the Latin "cooperio", to cover. In this case the surname is from a village called "Couve" in the department known as "Cotes du Nord".

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Added 1/9/2014 by anonymous