Family History and Genealogy Resources by Surname
Poole Surname Origin
(Locality). 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.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Poole Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Poole family history than the origin of your surname:
A Poole Family History Thought:
'Life is lived forward, but understood backwards.'