Powell Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Powell Family History

If you are conducting some Powell family history research then you can view the Powell coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Powell surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Powell is usually of Welsh origin and was brought into Ireland by settlers especially during the seventeenth century. Powell is sometimes used as a synonym of the name Guilfoyle, taken from the Mac Giolla Phoil native Gaelic sept of County Offaly.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Powell Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Engrailed Line/Invecked Line Signifies Earth or Land
Crosses Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades
Raven Symbol of War
The Wolf Symbolising the rewards of perseverance in long sieges or industry
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