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Powell Name Meaning

English (of Welsh origin): Anglicized form of Welsh ap Hywel ‘son of Hywel’, a personal name meaning ‘eminent’ (see Howell). Irish: mainly of Welsh origin as in 1 above, but sometimes a surname adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Mac Giolla Phóil ‘son of the servant of St. Paul’ (see Guilfoyle).

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

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Powell Family Origin

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Powell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Powell family was Farm Laborer. The most common Powell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Powell's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Powell.

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