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Powdrell Early Origins



The surname Powdrell was first found in Nottinghamshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Thrumpton, held by Roger de Bully, a Norman baron, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Powdrell Spelling Variations


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Powdrell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Puterill, Putterill, Puttrell, Potterail, Pottrill, Powdrell, Powderill, Powdrill, Poutrel, Poutrell, Powdrill, Powndrell, Powtrell, Pontrel and many more.

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Powdrell Early History


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Powdrell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Powdrell research. Another 218 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1555, and 1604 are included under the topic Early Powdrell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Powdrell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Powdrell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Powdrell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mary Putterhall, who settled in Virginia in 1669.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Powdrell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Powdrell (post 1700)



  • Ryan Marcus Powdrell (b. 1983), American NFL football fullback
  • Joseph W. Powdrell, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1944, 1952
  • Walter Dutton Powdrell (1872-1921), New Zealand Reform Party Member of Parliament

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Powdrell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Powdrell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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