Powel Name Meaning

English: variant of Powell. North German: from a form of the personal name Paul.

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


Similar surnames: Poel, Powell, Pawel, Poll, Godel, Howe, Morel, Powe, Pavel, Bogel

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Powel Family Origin

Where is the Powel family from?

SHOW MORE

Powel Family Occupations

What did your Powel ancestors do for a living?

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

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Powel. A less common occupation for the Powel family was Keeping House. The most common Powel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Powel's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Powel | Data not to scale

Powel Historical Records

What Powel family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Powel ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Powel

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Powel Life Expectancy

What is the average Powel lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Powel 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Powel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Powel in 1945 was 61, and 65 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Powel

Famous Powel Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)

Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Look up another name