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The POOLE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 54,706 549 0.020 203
United States (1880 census) 5,365 1132 0.011 107
Change since 1880 +49341 +583 +0.009 +96
Other Countries
Australia 3,266 470 0.020 200
United Kingdom 19,767 282 0.043 430
Top States for POOLE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Carolina 4,692 216 0.058 583
Georgia 4,133 236 0.050 505
Florida 3,815 511 0.024 239
Texas 3,194 835 0.015 153
South Carolina 2,595 221 0.065 647
Top States for POOLE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 2,595 221 0.065 647
North Carolina 4,692 216 0.058 583
Georgia 4,133 236 0.050 505
Mississippi 1,400 307 0.049 492
Alabama 2,165 325 0.049 487

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of POOLE

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 POOLE 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 POOLE 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 POOLE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 793 1.45
White (Hispanic) 591 1.08
Asian/Pacific 202 0.37
Native American/Alaskan 197 0.36
White (Caucasian) 40,986 74.92
Black/African American 11,937 21.82

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

Meaning of POOLE in historical publications

(origin: Local) A small collection of water in a hollow place, supplied by a spring; a small lake. "John at the Pool," became "John Pool." A town in Dorsetshire, England.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.


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 POOLE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as POOLE.

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 POOLE

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