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Powles Family History

Powles Name Meaning

English (of Welsh origin): variant of Powell, with redundant English patronymic -s. English: patronymic from Poul, a variant of the personal name Paul.

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


Similar surnames: Rowles, Toles, Voyles, Power, Fowle, Bowles, Cowles, Knowles, Towles

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Where is the Powles family from?

You can see how Powles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Powles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Powles families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 71 Powles families living in Ontario. This was about 84% of all the recorded Powles's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Powles families in 1911.
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What did your Powles ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Powles. 42% of Powles men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Powles women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Powles were Machinist and Teacher.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    42%
  • Labourer
    25%
  • Miner
    17%
  • Machinist
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Teacher
    50%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Powles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Powles census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Powles. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Powles. For the veterans among your Powles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Powles lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Powles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Powles in 1957 was 57, and 81 in 2004.

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