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

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Pool Family Origin

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Pool Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Pool family was Carpenter. Farmer, Labourer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pool. The most common Pool occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Pool's were Farmers.

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Pool Historical Records

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Pool Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pool

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