Powis Family History

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Powis Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): habitational name from the region of Powis in North Wales.

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


Similar surnames: Bowes, Solis, Paris, Lewis, Power, Howes, Powles, Rodis, Ports, Moris

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Powis Family Origin

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Powis Family Occupations

What did your Powis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Powis. 8% of Powis men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Powis women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Powis were Salesman and Assistant Roller

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    8%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    9%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Secretary
    9%
  • Assistant Roller
    5%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Powis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Powis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Powis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Powis. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Powis. For the veterans among your Powis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Powis Life Expectancy

What is the average Powis lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Powis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Powis in 1962 was 62, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Powis ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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