When Jeremiah Haywood Powell was born on 12 November 1855, in Bilston, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Powell, was 21 and his mother, Mary Ann Haywood, was 20. He married Elizabeth Lydia in 1876. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He died in July 1917, at the age of 61.
Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Hywel ‘son of Hywel’, a personal name meaning ‘eminent’ (see Howell ).
Irish: mainly of Welsh origin as in 1 above, but sometimes a surname adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Mac Giolla Phóil ‘son of the servant of Saint Paul’ (see Guilfoyle ).
English: variant of Paul or Poole .