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Origins of the Power surname

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About the Powers

We have a total number of 76250 records for people with the last name Power.

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Where do most Powers live?

In 1921, most Powers lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Powers

How common is your surname?

839th most common surname in the UK

We have 40,800 records for the Power surname. The oldest one dates back to 1100.

Who were Powers most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Power first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Power family members

Common jobs for Powers

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Powers in 1921




Living On Own Means


Domestic Servant




Common Male occupations for Powers in 1921
General Labourer




Dock Labourer




Able Seaman


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