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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

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Powell Family Origin

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Powell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Powell. 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.

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