Power Name Meaning

Irish (Leinster and Munster) and English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Pois, a place in Picardy (said to have been named with Old French pois ‘fish’ because of its well-stocked river), from Old French Pohier ‘native of Pois’. English: nickname for a poor man, or ironically for a miser, from Middle English, Old French povre, poure ‘poor’ (Latin pauper). Woulfe gives this also as the meaning of the Norman Irish name, which in early records is found as le Poer, believing it to be a nickname for someone who has taken a vow of poverty.

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


Similar surnames: Gower, Tower, Bower, Mower, Lower, Poer, Kober, Powe, Poser, Poyer

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Power Family Origin

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Power Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    7%
  • Tailor

    2%
  • Annuitant

    1%
  • Laundress

    1%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Power family was Laundress. Labourer, Tailor and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Power. The most common Power occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Power's were Labourers.

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Between 1942 and 2004, Power life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Power in 1942 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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