Powell Family History
Powell Name Meaning
Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Hywel ‘son of Hywel’ a personal name meaning ‘eminent’ (see Howell ). Irish: mainly of Welsh origin as in 1 above but sometimes a surname adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Mac Giolla Phóil ‘son of the servant of Saint Paul’ (see Guilfoyle ). English: variant of Paul or Poole .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022