Powrie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Powrie family

The surname Powrie was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, at Erroll where they held a family seat in this wild and romantic highland territory. Their territories were first located in Murroes in the 14th century. The Hebridean Islands and mainlands were a refuge from Government intrusion. Henry Pourie was head of the family in 1361. Powrie Castle is a 16th-century castle north of Dundee in Scotland. The castle was built in the early 16th century and much of it is in ruin today.

Early History of the Powrie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Powrie research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1568, 1689 and 1856 are included under the topic Early Powrie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Powrie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pourie, Powrie, Powyre and others.

Early Notables of the Powrie family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Powrie family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers who were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe to the New World. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard particularly to Nova Scotia, and to Boston, to Virginia, and to the Leeward islands..


Contemporary Notables of the name Powrie (post 1700) +

  • S. M. Powrie, American politician, Candidate for supervisor of Bangor Township, Bay County, Michigan, 1921 [1]
  • Ian Powrie (1923-2011), Scottish country dance musician and fiddle player best known for his many performances on the BBC show the White Heather Club
  • F Iona Powrie FRS FMedSci, British head of the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology at the University of Oxford
  • Olivia Elizabeth "Polly" Powrie MNZM (b. 1987), New Zealand three-time gold medalist and two-time silver medalist sailor, Olympic Champion at the 2012 London Games


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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