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Powell Family History

Powell Name Meaning
English (of Welsh origin): Anglicized form of Welsh ap Hywel ‘son of Hywel’, a personal name meaning ‘eminent’ (see Howell).Irish: mainly of Welsh origin as in 1 above, but sometimes a surname adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Mac Giolla Phóil ‘son of the servant of St. Paul’ (see Guilfoyle).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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1,966,565 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
224,485 Military Records
110,905 Immigration Records
1,353,242 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Powell Families

  • Number of Powell families
     2,434 - 4,866
     812 - 2,433
     1 - 811
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Powell families
     53 - 104
     18 - 52
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Powell Family Origin

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Powell Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Powell Emigration Information (AU)

from the Australian Convict Transportation Registers 1787-1868

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Powell Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

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Military Service by Powell

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