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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


Similar surnames: Howell, Powel, Dowell, Bowell, Oswell, Rowell, Mowell, Cowell, Power

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Powell Family Origin

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Powell Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Powell occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Powell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Powell family was Agricultural Labourer. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Powell.

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%

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Powell Historical Records

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Powell Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Powell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Powell in 1940 was 45, and 72 in 2004.

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