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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

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Pooley Family Origin

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Pooley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Miner

    5%

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

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