Poel Name Meaning

Dutch: shortened form of Vanderpoel, a topographic name for someone living by a muddy pool, from Middle Low German pol ‘(muddy) pool’. English: variant of Paul or Powell.

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


Similar surnames: Pohl, Pool, Pol, Poll, Powel, Peel, Pott, Noel, Joel, Holl

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Poel Family Origin

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Poel Family Occupations

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  • Agent

    25%
  • Carman & Contractor

    25%
  • Police Pensenior

    25%
  • Timber Dealer

    25%

In 1881, the most common Poel occupation in the UK was Agent. 25% of Poel's were Agents. Agent, Carman & Contractor and Police Pensenior were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poel. A less common occupation for the Poel family was Timber Dealer.

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Poel Historical Records

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Poel Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2002, Poel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Poel in 1963 was 80, and 79 in 2002.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poel

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