Poole Family History

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Poole Name Meaning

Southern English: variant spelling of Pool 1. Possibly an Americanized form of German Puhl or Pfuhl(e) (see Pool 4).

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

Similar surnames: Pooler, Pool, Pole, Toole, Poore, Pooley, Poll, Colle, Fowle, Goble

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Poole Family Origin

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Poole Family Occupations

What did your Poole ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Poole. 2% of Poole men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Poole women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Poole were Retired and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated

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

Poole Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 431,000 census records available for the last name Poole. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poole 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 41,000 immigration records available for the last name Poole. 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 59,000 military records available for the last name Poole. For the veterans among your Poole ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Poole Life Expectancy

What is the average Poole lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Poole life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Poole in 1940 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poole

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poole 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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