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The meaning of Covington come may come from a profession, such as the name "Clark" which evolved from the profession of "clerk". Some of these profession-based surnames can be a profession in another language. For this reason it is important to understand the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many western names like Covington are inspired by religious texts such as the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, etc. Often these family names are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "Grace of God".

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