Calling all POWERS OF THE WORLD! Your Surname binds you together - Your Nickname sets you apart!

Posted by waterfordorigins on May 8, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Here in Waterford, the home of the Powers for over 800 years, the surname Power is four times more common than any other surname. And so traditionally to distinguish one Power family from another a soubriquet or nickname was (and still is) used.

For the first time ever Waterford Origins, in conjunction with the Power Clan Gathering, is carrying out a Power Nicknames Survey. So if you are one of ‘the Miller Powers’ or ‘Power the Castle’ or ‘the Bagger Power’ tell us your story. Where are your Power family from? Where did your Nickname come from? Tell us here on Facebook. The results of this unique survey will be displayed at the Power Clan Gathering and can be accessed on the Waterford Origins website.

The POWER CLAN GATHERING May 31st – 4th June. All are welcome – whether you are over here or over there…!

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Say hello to 'Paddy the Mason' of Whelansbridge Kilmeaden Co. Waterford. In his time he built many of the decorative stone walls in Mount Congreve estate. His father 'Patsy the Mason' and his nephew 'Billy the Mason' were also stone masons. His sisters and his mother were Masons too...

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Reply Caroline H
4:00 PM on May 28, 2013 
Tony - the blog is a great addition to your website. keep it going pal. c
Reply Catherine Drea
1:07 PM on May 29, 2013 
Tony, I love the whole site which I've just come across, how you write, the local feel of it, and the evocative photographs. Now I need to establish a Waterford wing to the family......and I think there might be one........if not I will have to invent one!!!
Reply Sue
5:34 AM on June 1, 2013 
Weii done Tony I loved it, easy to get around very professional. Loved the back ground photos. I thought the angel on surname, nickname a great concept.
Reply Vicki Powers Cullins
12:35 PM on March 23, 2015 
My Maiden name is Powers .My family of powers dwell in Dover Tn .It appears that in gemology study it goes back to Ireland .Barnabas Powers .was born in South Caroline United States and the census states only that he where he was born but does not list the name of parents only that says 1700 Ireland . This is all I have .