Poe Family History
Poe Name Meaning
English (northern): nickname from Middle English pa(we) po(we) ‘peacock’ (Old English pāwa and Old Norse pá). Alternatively from the Middle English personal name Pawe (Old English Pāwa) Latinized as Pavo and derived from the nickname. This surname is also established in Ireland. Burmese (Karen): variant of Po 1 Chinese: variant of Po .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press