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