Last name: Powell
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My grand father was Solomon Powell from Alabama his father was Solomon Powell also from Alabama and his father was Milton Powell born in 1869
My mat GM Minnie Powell was from Coomasaharn,Co Kerry---had many sis & bros - one of which was Lucy Powell-@ Lucy Powell. She migrated to Bklyn NY - along w/ brother Bill Powell.
Eileen Conway nee Powell
Can't believe this is the first thing I looked at on this site. My Mother was Quirke from Coomasaharin and my Father was Powell from Ballinakilla. I never heard of Powells in Coom. My father had a brother Bill and an Uncle Bill who emigrated to America. My Uncle Tom Powell has been in America for 66years. He was from Ballinakilla, Glenbeigh, Co Kerry.
My last name is Powell. I would love to know the ancestral heritage of my name, last name. However, I am African American and no idea if the being welsh has anything to do with slaves working on plantations that were given these last names. So I don't think so, that being welsh applies to anything for me. Newssflassh everybody. There's a CRAP TON of Powell's in Minnesota. and they're ALL BLACK.
I hear ya, my last name is Powell as well and I live in south-Florida. I'm African-American, but the funny thing is down here ppl always seem to think I'm a Jamaican because of the last name. I've had a few Native American ppl bring it up to me as well. I thought it was odd. Idk, but I'm black lol and that I do know.
Lola, that is because in Jamaica... the last name Powell is all over the place. I am researching the last name Powell and Alvarenga for my sisters friend.
I think you will find that there were Slave Traders whose name was Powell, often Slaves and the children of Slave owners were given the name of the owner. The people were traded from Africa and taken either to work the plantations in the Caribbean or to UK for domestic service
Look up the Powells and Ap Howells from Wales.
James M Powell Jr
Hello This is very interesting and I trying very hard to find out where my name originate from.I was born and raised in Baltimore,MD and now live in Atlanta,GA.Does the name Powell come from royalty in England.
I've done a lot of research on Powell for a friend of mine. I've come across much royalty within this family. Most noted, I think, around 1066 a.d. in the same period as the Battle of Hastings.
My GGGrandmother was Lucy Virginia Powell-Johnson, born in Baltimore, daughter of Lewis who was son or grandson of George Powell, who was given the land grant to Talbot City/Dorchester area Maryland. After she was born, she returned to Wales, where there was still a "family home", was educated and then returned to the USA. She was married in Mathews Virginia to Captain William Conly Johnson. They lived there for some time before returning to Baltimore. According to my grandmother, (Lucy would have been her paternal grandmother) she was a nurse during the civil war and spoke with an "English" accent. She was also affluent because grandmom said that when she would visit, she'd leave money under her teacup because she knew her parents were poor.
my name is lucy.......and my last name is powell ........awkward hehehe
and my dad's name is george.......
My maternal g/m Mary Powell from Coomasaharn Co. Kerry-had a sister Lucy Powell...migrated to Bklyn NY - has a living son Fr Jack.
eileen conway nee powell
What dates are you talking about? There were no Powell's from Coomasaharin in the last 100 years. In the same townland but not Coom. Sorry to put the cat among the pidgeons. The name in the area is pronounced "Pole" or as in welsh "Poell" I visit the area regularly and still have a lot of family there. I was born in England but know the area and the locals very well. I also have loads of cousins in and around New York and New Jersey who are Powells and other cousins, their mother was a Powell.
My last name is Powell. My Grandfather was Irish from Ireland but he came over when he was a baby and didn't know his parents so it's been hard for us to find any good history on our name.
im a powell from the midlands in ireland
I am a powell from canada! :)
This was very insightful! I am from the last known Powells in our line. Several disappeared years back,and then my great grandfather Joseph went missing. Thank you
This really caught my eye My grandmother was married to a Joseph "Jo" Powell who disappeared.
With out the welsh the english would have crumbled a long time ago. Oh and Captain Morgan was a Powell and we were the last known holders of the Holy Grail. So either we had the chalice or we are the bloodline.
I love that this discussion continues after all this time. My maiden name was Powell. Also am a descendant of John "The Great" Mathis ,originally Matthews, from Wales. Am proud to be of Welsh heritage. Wales rocks!
My name is Harry Llewellyn Powell. I am Australian. My Great Grandfather came from the USA. His family migrated to the USA from Wales and he subsequently migrated to Australia and married in Australia. His name was William Llewellyn Powell. In discussions with my Father and Grandfather I learned that our family and our name originated in Wales and was derived from ap Howell (or ap Hywel). I have high regard for my Father and Grandfather and I am proud of my Welsh heritage.
my father was harry powell, thay used to pass the names down through history, my name is donald powell. and i know the powells was in the first virginia colony.
my understanding is that it can mean "man from the pool, pond or lake (pool rendered as pwyll) and that colloquially (sic) is used to note a man's livelihood, ie: a fisherman. Much as Chandler means candlemaker, Cooper is a barrelmaker, etc. Don't remember where I got the info but do know I've read it in more than 1 source.
I've also heard Powell meant 'dweller by the pool".
I've heard of a chip on your shoulder but you Mr Jenkins have surely got a full on potato wedge on yours, the reason the majority of surnames are linked to England? Is all down to the Norman invasion I'm afraid so in actual fact your probably more French than Welsh does that help reduce the chip
powell derives from the same way a other welsh names powell - ap hywel pritchard - ap richard parry - ap harry - ap harri bowen - ab owen - ab owain