Powelson Family History

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Powelson Name Meaning

Patronymic from North German or English Powel.

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

Similar surnames: Pierson, Joelson, Poulson, Belson, Peterson, Polson, Powel, Townson

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Powelson Family Origin

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Powelson Family Occupations

What did your Powelson ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Baker


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

Powelson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Powelson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Powelson 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 690 immigration records available for the last name Powelson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Powelson. For the veterans among your Powelson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Powelson Life Expectancy

What is the average Powelson lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Powelson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Powelson in 1954 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Powelson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Powelson 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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