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Pooley Name Meaning

habitational name from a place so called in Warwickshire. No forms of the name are recorded before the 13th century, when Povele, Poueleye, Powelee, Pouelee, and Poleye are all found. The second element is Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’; the first is pofel, a word found occasionally in place names (but not attested independently), the meaning of which has not been established. habitational name from Pooley Bridge in Cumbria, so named from Old English pol ‘pool’ + Old Norse haugr ‘hill’, ‘mound’. topographic name from Middle English pole ‘pool’ + ey ‘low-lying land’ or hey ‘enclosure’, or a habitational name from minor places originally named with these elements, such as Polly Shaw in Kent or the former Polleheye (13th-century), later Pooley (now named Hunt’s Hall) in Pebmarsh, Essex.

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


Similar surnames: Hooley, Pooler, Paley, Woolley, Folley, Poley, Godley, Onley, Woodley

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Pooley Family Origin

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Pooley Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pooley. A less common occupation for the Pooley family was Miner. The most common Pooley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Pooley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Miner

    5%

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Pooley Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Pooley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Pooley in 1955 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

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