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The POOL surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 13,194 2509 0.005 49
United States (1880 census) 11,983 497 0.024 240
Change since 1880 +1211 -2012 -0.019 -191
Other Countries
Australia 402 3930 0.002 25
United Kingdom 1,318 4178 0.003 29
Top States for POOL by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 2,595 988 0.012 124
California 1,258 2504 0.004 37
Illinois 612 2104 0.005 49
Oklahoma 605 749 0.018 175
Ohio 488 2860 0.004 43
Top States for POOL by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Oklahoma 605 749 0.018 175
Arkansas 382 928 0.014 143
Texas 2,595 988 0.012 124
Oregon 355 1165 0.010 104
Idaho 124 1418 0.010 96


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called POOL live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called POOL represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called POOL in Texas than any other state, but you are more likely to find a POOL by picking someone at random in Oklahoma than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of POOL

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the POOL surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the POOL surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of POOL in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 987 7.48
White (Hispanic) 555 4.21
Mixed Race 177 1.34
Native American/Alaskan 100 0.76
Asian/Pacific 69 0.52
White (Caucasian) 11,306 85.69

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the POOL surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of POOL in historical publications

POOLE. POOL. See under Pole. The oldest family of this name, Poole of Poole, CO. Chester, were lords of that estate from an early period. The name was variously written, in the XIV. century, Pull, Poole, and De la Poole.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to POOL

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as POOL.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for POOL

The following words are slight variants of POOL that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.