Pronunciation of Power & Poore in English and Scottish accents
Because of the different backgrounds, education levels and accents, the surname Powers had many different spellings. The Power surname in America turned into many different varieties, Poer, Poar, Pore, Poor, Poore, Pair, Parr and more.
The audio files below show how easy it would have been for a census or record taker to hear something differently due to an accent. In the examples below an English and Scottish accent are used.