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Powe Family History

Powe Name Meaning

English: nickname for a vain or proud man, from Middle English po ‘peacock’. Compare Peacock. Welsh: variant of Pugh.

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


Similar surnames: Pope, Power, Howe, Poe, Rowe, Podd, Towe, Prue, Powel, Pote

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Where is the Powe family from?

You can see how Powe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Powe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Powe families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Powe families living in Mississippi. This was about 24% of all the recorded Powe's in USA. Mississippi had the highest population of Powe families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Powe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Powe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Powe. 29% of Powe men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Powe women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Powe were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Farming
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    14%
  • Cook
    11%
  • Laundress
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Powe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Powe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Powe. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Powe. For the veterans among your Powe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Powe lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Powe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Powe in 1940 was 31, and 72 in 2004.

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