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Power History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Irish


The Power surname is thought to have derived from the Middle English, Old French word "povre," or "poure" meaning "poor;" as such, it was probably originally a nickname for a poor man. Other instances of this same name are thought to come from the name of the town of Pois, in Picardy, France. Natives of this town were called Pohiers, and the name became in Britain after the Conquest.


Early Origins of the Power family


The surname Power was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Power family


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Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1162, 1166, 1257, 1445, 1439, 1444, 1623, 1668 and are included under the topic Early Power History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Power Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Power, Powers and others.

Early Notables of the Power family (pre 1700)


Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Power Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Power family to Ireland


Some of the Power family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Power family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Power Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Inocent Power, who arrived in Virginia in 1622 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Power, who landed in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1643 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John and Joan Power, who settled in Jamaica in 1654
  • Morris Power, who arrived in America in 1654-1679 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Edmond Power, who landed in Virginia in 1664 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Power Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anthony Power, who arrived in Virginia in 1713 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Clement Power, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Richard Power, a fisherman of Trinity in 1759
  • Latrie Power, aged 43, who landed in Louisiana in 1797 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Power Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Power, who arrived in America in 1807 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Power, who landed in America in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Lawrence Power, who arrived in New York, NY in 1817 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Manuel Power, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1823 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Michael Power, aged 21, who landed in Missouri in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Power Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Andrew Power, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Power Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • George Power, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1803
  • Eleanor Power, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1819
  • Bridget Power, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1822
  • Joanna Power, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1824
  • Judith Power, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1831
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Power Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Power, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITANNIA 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Britannia.htm
  • Patrick Power, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITANNIA 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Britannia.htm
  • Margaret Power a domestic servant, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITANNIA 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Britannia.htm
  • Mary Power a domestic servant, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITANNIA 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Britannia.htm
  • Robert Power, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Childe Harold" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHILDE HAROLD 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849ChildeHarold.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Power Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Power, aged 36, a mason, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Eleanor Power, aged 35, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Eleanor Power, aged 11, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Mary Power, aged 8, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Mr. Mark Power, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Maori" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand via Nelson and Wellington on 1st March 1852 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Power (post 1700)


  • Tyrone Edmund Power III Jr. (1914-1958), American film and stage actor born in Cincinnati, Ohio, known for his swashbuckler roles or romantic leads in films like The Mark of Zorro, Blood and Sand, The Black Swan, Prince of Foxes, Witness for the Prosecution, The Black Rose, and many more
  • Frederick Tyrone Edmond Power Jr. (1869-1931), English-born American stage and screen actor, who acted under the name Tyrone Power
  • General Thomas Sarsfield Power (1905-1970), American Commander in Chief Strategic Air Command (1957-1964) [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Thomas Power. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Power/Thomas_Sarsfield/USA.html
  • Samantha Power (b. 1970), American journalist, writer, academic, and government official awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction
  • First Lieutenant John Vincent Power (1918-1944), American soldier, awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944
  • Ted Power (b. 1955), American Major League Baseball player
  • Joseph Power (1798-1868), English librarian of the University of Cambridge, son of a medical practitioner at Market Bosworth, Leicestershire
  • Duffy Power (1941-2014), English blues and rock and roll singer, who achieved some success in the 1960s and continued to perform and record intermittently later
  • Tyrone Power (1797-1841), born William Grattan Tyrone Power, Irish comedian, born near Kilmacthomas, co. Waterford, ancestor of Tyrone Power Sr. and Tyrone Power Jr
  • Sir Manley Power (1773-1826), British lieutenant-general, son of Thomas Bolton Power, Esq., of the Hill Court, near Ross, Herefordshire
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Power family



Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. William  Power (1869-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Alfred Power (b. 1912), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from West Derby, Liverpool, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Daniel Power, English Fireman from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

USS Arizona

  • Mr. Abner Franklin Power, American Private working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html

Suggested Readings for the name Power


  • A Genealogical Record of the Power(s) Families by Franklin E. Powers.
  • Descendants of Alexander Power of Laurens County, South Carolina by Lucien L. McNees.
  • Parke-Reitz and Erwin-Powers Families of Kansas by Elva Griffith Reitz.

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITANNIA 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Britannia.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHILDE HAROLD 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849ChildeHarold.htm
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Thomas Power. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Power/Thomas_Sarsfield/USA.html
  6. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  7. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  8. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  9. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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