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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

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Name Distribution of Power Families

  • Number of Power families
     153 - 304
     52 - 152
     1 - 51
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Power families
     520 - 1,038
     174 - 519
     1 - 173
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Power families
     37 - 71
     13 - 36
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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