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Powley Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): from a pet form of Paul. Probably an altered spelling of German Pauli or Pauly.

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


Similar surnames: Pawley, Poley, Polley, Powles, Howley, Cowley, Pasley, Yokley, Boxley

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Powley Family Origin

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Powley Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    16%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Fisherman

    4%
  • Bricklayer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Powley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 16% of Powley's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Powley. A less common occupation for the Powley family was Bricklayer.

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Powley Historical Records

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Powley Life Expectancy

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