Duncan Powell

October 1800–
Shelburne, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Duncan

When Duncan Powell was born in October 1800, in Shelburne, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, John Powell Sr, was 39 and his mother, Margaret "Betsy" Hamilton, was 41.

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John Powell Sr
Margaret "Betsy" Hamilton
John Powell Jr
Mary Powell
William Powell
Elizabeth Powell
Daniel Powell
Duncan Powell

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+1 More Child

World Events (3)


Age 69


Age 71

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 109

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Welsh origin): Anglicized form of Welsh ap Hywel ‘son of Hywel’, a personal name meaning ‘eminent’ ( see Howell ).2 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 St. Paul ’ ( see Guilfoyle ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Duncan Powell, "Nova Scotia Births and Baptisms, 1702-1896"
  • Duncan Powell, "Nova Scotia, Births and Baptisms, 1702-1896"

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