Last Name POWERS


Meaning From 'Powyr,' a descendant of Leod, who was the father of 'Mandebrog' or 'Mandubratius.'
Origin Welsh, Native American, Irish, Maori

Rank 304 (2000 US census) 314 (1990 US census)
Count 90,401 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 91.01%, or 82274 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 5.14%, or 4647 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.51%, or 461 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.52%, or 470 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.23%, or 1112 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.58%, or 1428 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

Shortest baby names

We analyzed the first names reported in the United States starting from the year 1880. There were no one character names. We did find 10 two character names.

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Shortest last names

The 2000 USA census contains no surnames with ONE character. The shortest last names there have at least two characters in them. We found 175 of those. It does not mean that a one character name does not exist. The census data only contain surnames that occurred at lea...

Russian middle names

As with many things that are 'Russian,' neither child nor his parents has much choice in picking the name. It is purely patronymic and generally predefined at the time when the child is born or even rather conceived. The name is derived from the child's father's first...

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