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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

What did your Power ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Labourer

    7%
  • Tailor

    2%
  • Annuitant

    1%
  • Laundress

    1%

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Power Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Power. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Power 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Power. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Power. For the veterans among your Power ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Power Life Expectancy

What is the average Power lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, 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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Power 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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