History of your Surname
Get access to Pool family records.Start a free trial

Pool Family History

Pool Name Meaning

Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pool or pond, Middle English pole (Old English pol), or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word, as for example Poole in Dorset, South Pool in Devon, and Poole Keynes in Gloucestershire. English: from a medieval variant of the personal name Paul. Jewish (from the Netherlands) and Dutch: ethnic name for someone from Poland. Probably a variant of German Pohl 1, Puhl, or Pfuhl, all topographic names from Middle Low German pol, Middle High German pfuol, ‘pool’, ‘pond’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Pohl, Pol, Poll, Poel, Pott, Wool, Pooler, Soll, Look, Ohl

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Pool family from?

You can see how Pool families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pool family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pool families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 139 Pool families living in Ontario. This was about 52% of all the recorded Pool's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pool families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pool surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pool ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Pool. 56% of Pool men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Pool women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pool were Clerk and Farmer.

View Census data for Pool | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    56%
  • Labourer
    13%
  • Farmers Son
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Farmer
    50%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Pool family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 195,000 census records available for the last name Pool. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pool census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Pool

Passenger Lists

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Pool. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Pool immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 30,000 military records available for the last name Pool. For the veterans among your Pool ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Pool military records

You've only scratched the surface of Pool family history.

Discover More

What is the average Pool lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Pool life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pool in 1943 was 31, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pool

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Pool family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial