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Powell Genealogy & History

Powell is an English surname with both English and Welsh origins. For Welsh, it comes from the patronymic version of the name Hywel, ap-Howell, and eventually these got slurred together to form Powell. As a solely English name, it descends from the patronymic form of Paul, from the Latin paulus, which means small. Powell family history starts with Philip ap Howel, who was entered in the Radnorshire Charter Rolls in 1285. Powell genealogy lays claim to quite a few notable people, such as Bush Defense Secretary Colin Powell, Nobel laureate in physics Cecil Powell, and Olympic track and field medalist Mike Powell.

Powell Birth Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
A Geraldin Powell-- --, 1914January 21,1991MD
B Ramsey Powell-- --, 1921August 25,1991TX
C Catherin Powell-- --, 1912July 11,2004PA
D Elmo Powell-- --, 1916April 7,2001OH

Powell Death Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
E Clarice Powell-- --, 1925September 29,2002Houston,TX
F Foster Powell-- --, 1912October 16,2008Edmonds,WA
G Allan Powell-- --, 1918August 19,2007Cedar Falls,IA
H Gordon Powell-- --, 1913November 12,2000Detroit,MI

Powell Marriage Records

NameSpouseMarriage DateLocation
Adolph PowellBeulah HarrisMay 28,1938Wake, NC
Douglas PowellWanda ByrdFebruary 16,1964Wake, NC
Edward PowellMildred JonesOctober 28,1933Wake, NC
Frank PowellEffie EdwardsApril 12,1936Wake, NC

Most Common Surnames After Powell

78th: Hernandez79th: Perry
80th: Olson81st: Reynolds
82nd: Lopez83rd: Butler
84th: Sanders85th: James
86th: Barnes87th: Graham

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