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Origins of the Powers surname

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About the Powerses

We have a total number of 56468 records for people with the last name Powers.

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Where do most Powerses live?

In 1921, most Powerses lived in West Midlands.


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Interesting facts about Powerses

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 11,700 records for the Powers surname. The oldest one dates back to 1397.

Who were Powerses most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

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What are the most common Powers first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Powerses

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

Common Female occupations for Powerses in 1921
Laundress

44

Dressmaker

40

Charwoman

30

General Servant Domestic

24

Dress Maker

23

Common Male occupations for Powerses in 1921
Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers

194

Farm Hands

180

General Farmers

96

Coal Miner

92

Tinsmiths

87

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