Powis Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): habitational name from the region of Powis in North Wales.

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


Similar surnames: Bowes, Solis, Paris, Lewis, Power, Howes, Powles, Rodis, Ports, Moris

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Powis Family Origin

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Powis Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    40%
  • Bricklayer

    20%
  • Clergyman

    20%
  • Nurse

    20%

In 1881, the most common Powis occupation in Canada was Labourer. 40% of Powis's were Labourers. Labourer, Bricklayer and Clergyman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Powis. A less common occupation for the Powis family was Nurse.

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Powis Historical Records

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Powis Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Powis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Powis in 1962 was 62, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Powis

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