Powel Family History

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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

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Powel Family Origin

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Powel Family Occupations

What did your Powel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Powel occupation in Canada was Farmer. 43% of Powel's were Farmers. Farmer, Cultivateur and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Powel. A less common occupation for the Powel family was Labourer.

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  • Farmer

  • Cultivateur

  • Going To School

  • Labourer


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.

Powel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Powel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Powel 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Powel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Powel. For the veterans among your Powel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Powel Life Expectancy

What is the average Powel lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Powel

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.

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