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Until the 15th century each child took their father's name with their gender specific word (ap for boys and verch for girls), the surname could go on for several generation so a boy named John whose father was named Howell and who's father's father … Please enable JavaScript in your browser's settings to use this part of Geni. became a prominent lecturer in Kingston, Spanish Town and the West of the island. My Dad told me a story of two sisters, way back, one married a Powell and the other married a Welsh. Third in descent from Einon Sais, was Llewllyn, who married Matilda, daughter of Jenan Ap Rhys Ap Ivor, of Ebrel, by whom he had two sons: Howell, ancestor of the Powells and David Gam, celebrated in Welsh History as the enemy of Owen Glendower, (and more renowned for his valor at Agincourt); where he supported the English monarch Henry V. Read more at Geni.com: William Powell, of Mildenhall. As a last name Powell was the 101 st most popular name in 2010. Powell is the 8,533 rd most popular name of all time. ( http://www.bromfield.us/gen_property/JA_Prop33.htm ). 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This was about 53% of all the recorded Powell's in Canada. These children were given the surname of the white parent. Please. The US Secretary of State's dad was born in Jamaica, a Commonwealth country The movements of some Church of England clergymen who served in Jamaica, set out in a compilation from various sources. Jamaica Brown is the most frequently appearing last name in Jamaica, where three percent live with the surname. Explore Powell genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree. LOL. It means son of Jack. Jamaica is a country rich in culture and with its rich culture comes a variety of wonderful names. We have? Located east of Mexico, south of Florida, and north of South America, Jamaica is a beautiful Caribbean island boasting of breathtaking beaches, perfect temperatures, and plentiful of natural beauty. Until the 15th century each child took their father's name with their gender specific word (ap for boys and verch for girls), the surname could go on for several generation so a boy named John whose father was named Howell and who's father's father was Luan would be being named John ap Howell ap Luan, and his sister Gwen would be Gwen verch Howell ap Luan. Ap meaning approximately "son of", so "son of Howell". I am wondering where you received the family coat of arms? I was born at the Kingston Public Hospital (jubilee) … You may learn your ancestor’s place of origin by talking to older family members.