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Powderly Name Meaning

Irish: probably a habitational name from Powerlough in County Meath.

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


Similar surnames: Cowdrey, Power, Lowery, Dowdey, Snoderly, Overly, Pomeroy, Powell

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Powderly Family Origin

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Powderly Family Occupations

What did your Powderly ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Powderly occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Powderly's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Powderly family was Boss. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Powderly.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Keeping House

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Boss

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Powderly ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Powderly Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Powderly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Powderly 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Powderly. 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 Powderly. For the veterans among your Powderly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Powderly Life Expectancy

What is the average Powderly lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Powderly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Powderly in 1955 was 80, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Powderly

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Powderly 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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