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Pooler Name Meaning

Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pool, or habitational name for someone from a place named with this word (see Pool). Possibly an Americanized form of German Pfuhler, variant of Pfuhl + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant.

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


Similar surnames: Pooley, Pohler, Poole, Puller, Tobler, Coomer, Koller, Dobler, Woolen

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Where is the Pooler family from?

You can see how Pooler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pooler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pooler families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 24 Pooler families living in New York. This was about 39% of all the recorded Pooler's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Pooler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pooler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pooler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pooler. 22% of Pooler men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Pooler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pooler were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Clerk
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Cook
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Pooler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pooler census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pooler. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Pooler. For the veterans among your Pooler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pooler lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Pooler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Pooler in 1950 was 39, and 78 in 2004.

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