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Where did the English Pool family come from? What is the English Pool family crest and coat of arms? When did the Pool family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Pool family history?The ancestors of the name Pool date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Pool family lived near a pool of water. The surname Pool belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Pool are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Pool include: Pool, Pooley, Poole, Pole, Pull and others.
First found in Dorset at Poole, now a large coastal town and seaport. While today Poole is a large tourist resort, looking back to as early as the Iron Age, this costal town was a major fishing port. The Romans landed at Poole during their conquest of Britain in the 1st century. Years later, the Vikings in 876 landed; Guthrum sailed his fleet through the harbour to attack Wareham, and in later 1015, Canute began his conquest of England here using it as a base to raid and pillage Wessex. Centuries later in the 16th century, Poole would become a major commercial center for the North American colonies, including the vast fisheries of Newfoundland. Accordingly, many Newfoundlanders trace their lineage through Poole or nearby communities.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pool research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1473, 1541, 1462, 1505, 1500, 1558, 1566, 1612, 1448, 1601, 1564, 1632, 1597, 1626, 1566, 1612, 1661, 1614, 1648, 1617, 1673, 1640, 1673, 1624, 1679, 1629, 1621, 1629, 1661, 1614, 1648 and 1603 are included under the topic Early Pool History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 471 words (34 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pool Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Pool family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Pool or a variant listed above:
Pool Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Pool Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Pool Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Pool Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Pool Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Pool Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Pollet virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue excels.
The Pool Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pool Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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