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Powelson Family History

Powelson Name Meaning
Patronymic from North German or English Powel.

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

39,005 Historical Documents with Powelson on Ancestry.com
6,133 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
931 Military Records
508 Immigration Records
6,340 Census and Voter Lists
25,093 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Powelson Families

  • Number of Powelson families
     19 - 36
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Powelson families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Powelson last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Powelson census records

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Powelson Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Powelson families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Powelson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Powelson families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Powelson

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Powelson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Powelson census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Powelson ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Powelson Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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