Powley Family History

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Powley Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): from a pet form of Paul. Probably an altered spelling of German Pauli or Pauly.

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


Similar surnames: Pawley, Poley, Polley, Powles, Howley, Cowley, Pasley, Yokley, Boxley

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Powley Family Origin

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Powley Family Occupations

What did your Powley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Powley occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Powley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Powley family was Sawyer. Farmer, Blacksmith and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Powley.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Sawyer

    6%

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

Powley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Powley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Powley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Powley. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Powley. For the veterans among your Powley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Powley Life Expectancy

What is the average Powley lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Powley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Powley in 1946 was 52, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Powley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Powley 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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