Powe Family History

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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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Powe Family Origin

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Powe Family Occupations

What did your Powe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Powe. A less common occupation for the Powe family was Keeping House. The most common Powe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Powe's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Powe Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Powe Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Powe 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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