Family Crest

On this page we hope to gather information on as many family crests and mottos relating to the POWER family, and derivative names, as possible.

Do you have a story to share ?  please contact us and we’ll add your information to our site.

The crest seen opposite is the accepted form of the Power Family crest and shows a quarter length black jagged pattern on a white field.  It is one of the more plain Irish Clan coats of arms but an unmistakable one all the same.

The family motto is Per Crucem ad coronam – “By the cross, to a crown” …

We would love to hear from other Power families, Powers, Poher or any derivation of the name to see and hear their family stories.

99 thoughts on “Family Crest

  1. Hello all. Was searching around about the power family and came up on this. Awesome. Not sure who or what part of my family came from where. As far back as my family knows is Texas in 1900. Then moved to yuma az. My grand fathers dad wasn’t keen on talking about his parents. Ends there. My grand father is Gerald power his dad is Ernest power and Ernest dad was edward power. Ernest power is the one who moved from Texas to yuma az. Not sure where Edward originated from. Thank yall

    1. I lived in Marshall, Texas in the early and Mid 1990’s. It was a small town (25,000) but had about 12 people with a last name of Power in the phone books. My last name is Power. I had lived in Atlanta, Ga., Greensboro, NC, and Richmond, Va. and Power was an uncommon last name (lots of Powers but few Power). I mentioned this to one of the people named Power in Marshall. They said their ancestors came to Texas from Georgia in the early 1800’s. Georgia is where I am from also. Hope this helps.

  2. My grandad name was James Daniel power (jimmy) born in fort William if you have any details or photos would be very grateful thanks

  3. Hi; I am a direct decendant of Roger La Poher( Poore,poor,la Poher,Del la Poher) of England. The line is the Poore (monks) that built Salisbury Cathedral at Sarum, around 11 pr 1200. If anyone has information on this line , i would like info ar book titles, anything. Thank you jk

    1. Hi Janell – thanks for getting in touch. I’ll send your query to our historians but it seems to me like you’ve gone back past anything we might have on record here. Is the Roger you are referring to one of the Norman knights who came to England with William the Conqueror ?

    1. Hi Karrie – thanks for getting in touch. Great to hear you are about to research your family tree. We have several specialists here that can help – but if you are starting out and wish to do your own research, I recommend registering on a basic family tree building website (my favourite is http://www.familyecho.com) and putting in what you know. Many websites will offer services who automatically look for your relatives based on your searches and suggest family – these are almost always dubious at best. Feel free to write to me : conanjpower@gmail.com and we can talk more. Regards Conan Power.

    2. You can try some online sites you can also call the consulate in San Francisco if you have any birth records of grandparents they can actually do research and if you can prove that you’re of Irish lineage can actually issue you a passport for Ireland in the US same time..

  4. Hello all. I have started researching my family tree. I have actually gotten alot of info. Great info. Trying to see how far back my Irish ancestors came over. Furthest I got was Rev james carrol power born 1817 in alabama. A few notes of father being maybe Charles but all records show him of last name with an s at the end. James mother was Elizabeth.

  5. I noticed our colours on the shield at the top and you referred to it as plain to some degree,black and white but in heraldry our shield is far from plain as its colours are Sable for black and argent for silver or white ,which are two rich colours considering sable fur black mink and silver are two very precious assets of the middle ages,,i love the enthusiasm with which our clan search its roots out ,,,,i would love to know of any family tree ever leads back to le sire de poer who fought for William the conqueror at hastings and is mentioned on battle roll

  6. Howdy fellow Power family people! I only recently started looking into my awesome surname, and I heard that it stretches back to Dublin with James Power – famous brewer. That certainly explains a lot. Hahaha

    It’s interesting to finally see the Power Crest. Pretty awesome!

  7. Some years ago, an English researcher informed me of a list of names taken from a Battell Abbey Roll which includes the name ‘Le Sire De Poer’. Further research by Dr Geoff Power has revealed what appears to be four lists: lists of the names of Duke William’s companions – his knights or ‘regimental commanders’: ‘Wace, Dukes, Counts, Barons, Seigneurs’. They are the ‘Battell Abbey’ Roll, the ‘Falaise’ Roll, the ‘Dives-Sur-Mer’ Roll and the ‘Auchinleck’ Roll. Two of these, the Battell Abbey Roll and the Falaise Roll, record the name le Sire de Poer. The Dives-Sur-Mer list – a transcription of names from a bronze plaque in the church at Dives-Sur-Mer in France – reveals the names of all of William’s knights who attended (Catholic) Mass just before sailing. The names Poer, Pouer, Poher, etc., do not appear. The Auchinleck Roll produced between 1331 and 1340, shows the name as Pouer, and was probably transcribed from the original Battle Abbey Roll. Another later edition by John and Bernard Burke in the publication, ‘The Patrician’, brings these 2 versions of the name together as ‘Power’ and goes on to indicate that the Poer/Power families of Curraghmore and Clashmore (both descended from Robert le Poer, the founder of the Donoyle branch) derive from this Le Sire de Poer, Pouer, Power. However, the reference at footnote 26 at the time of writing (November 2007), does not reveal the name – it’s in vol 2, which is not yet on the web-site.
    Subject to the (unsighted) comment(s) by John and Bernard Burke, the appearance of the name on these lists is not conclusive that any member of the (Irish) Power family was at the Battle of Hastings, or that it originated from the extinct Breton Comte de Poher. At the point of writing, we have no confirmation of kinship descent from any of William’s combatants to Robert le Poer, though it is likely that a man of his status was of influential ancestry, but until conclusive evidence is uncovered he may just as well have derived from immigrants from Picardy. However, it does add weight to Count Edmond De La Poer Power’s claim that English origins of the family may indeed lie with some valiant knight of William’s conquering army and he may well have been a Breton, as were most of William’s.
    The Domesday registers also fail to provide any mention of the Poer, Poher or Power family name, and in fact, the name does not appear in England until 1170.

    William Power
    Australia

  8. Dear William…I was intrigued to read your comment…my father’s family arrived in Oz 1860 and stayed in Castlemaine and Jamieson … Francis Grene Power married Maria Theresa Perkins and moved north eventually to Brisbane and retired there having sired many children at the ripe old age of 45….it is all a long and involved story…are you a relative of a cousin Bill Power who was in Changi in WW2…..? would love to hear from you. Margaret Power Rossall.

  9. Hi Margaret.
    No, I’m not a relative of your cousin Bill who suffered in Changi prison, I’m descended from an Irish convict from County Wicklow in Ireland in 1797. I have, however, researched the history of the Power family from way back to its origins, including many Australian descendants and written a book entitled Morgan and a History of the Power Family, which is available through the programme Dropbox. The ‘link’ is available from the Power Irish Reunion website but I can also send it to you via email if you’d prefer but I’d need your email address to do that. Oh, and no costs are involved.
    Regards
    Bill Power.

  10. I have Powers on maternal and paternal sides of family and in maternal family – two lots of Powers from convicts Michael (County Waterford) and John(from Waterford or Cork)who arrived in Australia in the early 1800s. Two sons of John and his wife Mary Donovan married two daughters of Michael and his wife Jane Crotty. On my father’s side, his grandfather Thomas came to Australia from Dundrum,Tipperary in 1863. His father John was also from Waterford.

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