Pool Family History

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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

What did your Pool ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Pool family was Coal Miner. The most common Pool occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Pool's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pool.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pool ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pool Historical Records

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Census Record

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.

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Passenger List

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

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Draft Card

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.

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Pool Life Expectancy

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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pool ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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