Power Family History
Power Name Meaning
English and Irish (of Norman origin): ethnic or habitational name from Old French Pohier Poer Middle English Po(u)er Power ‘native of the Pays de Poix’ (Picardy). This is one of the most common surnames in Ireland. English: nickname for a poor man or ironically for a miser from Middle English povre poure ‘poor’ (from Latin pauper). Compare Poor .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press