Pound Family History
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Pound Name Meaning
English: from Middle English p(o)und ‘enclosure (especially for confining animals)’; a topographic name for someone who lived near an enclosure in which animals were kept, or a metonymic occupational name for an official responsible for rounding up stray animals and placing them in a pound. Probably a translation of German Pfund or the North German cognate Pund.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press