First of all i would like to say hiya. The Powe family i am a descendant of originally came from Devon, in the south of England(Great Britain)near Cornwall.
I also know that part of my family emegrated to i think Boston leavin from Plymouth with the pilgrim fathers about 200 years ago now. I also know my great great grandfather fought in the boar war. Rear Admiral Richard Powe who is buried in Winchester Cathedral is also a distant relative of my family.
To mine and my family's noledge the name originated in France.
Which are your descendants as I have a list of Powe's from around the worl including around 40 from Louisiana. I also have a copy of the Powe coat of arms as well, all this features in a book of the Powe's published by Halbert's Family Heritage 3687 Ira Road Bath, Ohio 44210 whether it's been updated i could'nt say as i know there are alot of changes in my close family since we purchased this book in 1992