Powe Family History

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Powe Name Meaning

English: nickname for a vain or proud man, from Middle English po ‘peacock’. Compare Peacock. Welsh: variant of Pugh.

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

Similar surnames: Pope, Power, Howe, Poe, Rowe, Podd, Towe, Prue, Powel, Pote

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Powe Family Origin

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Powe Family Occupations

What did your Powe ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Powe. 5% of Powe men worked as a General Labourer and 54% of Powe women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Powe were Derrick Man Oilwell and Domestic Duties Unpaid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Carpenter
  • Coal Hewer
  • Derrick Man Oilwell

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Powe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Powe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Powe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Powe. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Powe. For the veterans among your Powe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Powe Life Expectancy

What is the average Powe lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Powe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Powe in 1940 was 31, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Powe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Powe ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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