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Powers Family History

Powers Name Meaning
English: variant of Power.

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

2,358,648 Historical Documents with Powers on Ancestry.com
554,187 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
122,207 Military Records
41,108 Immigration Records
443,112 Census and Voter Lists
1,198,034 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Powers Families

  • Number of Powers families
     975 - 1,947
     326 - 974
     1 - 325
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Powers families
     109 - 216
     37 - 108
     1 - 36
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Powers families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Powers census records

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Powers Family Origin

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Powers Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

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Average Life Expectancy for Powers

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Powers Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Powers census records

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Powers Civil War Service Records

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