Pooley Family History
Pooley Name Meaning
English: from Middle English pol(e) ‘pool pond’ + hei(i) ‘enclosure’ (Old English pōl + (ge)hæg) or perhaps from pol(e) + ei ‘island habitable land among marshes’ (Old English ēg). The name may be topographic for someone who lived near an enclosure by a pool or low-lying land or habitational from a place so named such as Pooley (now Hunt's Hall) in Pebmarsh (Essex) or Polly Shaw in Eynsford (Kent). English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Poilley (Manche). English: variant of Pulley an ethnic name from Middle English Poille Poyle Apuelle which are representations of Apulia (Italy) and denote someone from there; Pulleis denotes ‘man of Apulia’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022