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The ancient roots of the Pooley family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Pooley comes from when the family lived near a pool of water. The surname Pooley 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.

Pooley Early Origins



The surname Pooley was 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. Another branch was found at Ewelme in Oxfordshire at ancient times. "William de la Pole, Duke of Suffolk, who obtained the manor by marriage with Alice, daughter and heiress of Thomas Chaucer, son of Geoffrey Chaucer, the poet, in whose family it had been for many years, erected the present church and a noble mansion, of which latter only some of the outoffices now remain. There are some handsome monuments, one of which, to the memory of the Duchess of Suffolk, who died in 1475, is elaborately embellished; the Chaucer monument, an altar-tomb, is ornamented with numerous shields of armorial bearings, and inlaid with brasses on which are the effigies of a knight and his lady, in the costume of the fifteenth century." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
And another branch was found at Radbourn in Derbyshire. "On the death of Sir John Chandos, the celebrated warrior, in 1370, the estate passed to his representatives in the female line, and eventually to Sir Peter de la Pole, from whom the manor has descended to its present owner, Edward Sacheverel Chandos Pole, Esq. Radbourn Hall, a large brick mansion of modern date, the seat of the Pole family, stands on an eminence in a well-wooded park, commanding extensive views in all directions." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Pooley Spelling Variations


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Pooley Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Pooley has appeared include Pool, Pooley, Poole, Pole, Pull and others.

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Pooley Early History


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Pooley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pooley research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1473, 1541, 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 Pooley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pooley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pooley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Margaret Pole the Blessed, Countess of Salisbury (1473-1541), an English peeress - she was executed in 1541 at the command of King Henry VIII; Sir Richard Pole, KG (1462-1505), created Knight of the Garter and married to Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury...

Another 206 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pooley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pooley In Ireland


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Pooley In Ireland



Some of the Pooley 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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Pooley arrived in North America very early:

Pooley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Grivell Pooley, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • John Pooley, who arrived in Maryland in 1672

Pooley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicholas Pooley, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Rebecca Pooley, who arrived in Virginia in 1714

Pooley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Pooley, who arrived in New York in 1832

Pooley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Pooley, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  • Ann Pooley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847
  • Elizabeth Pooley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847
  • Emmeline Pooley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847
  • Mary Pooley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pooley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph W. Pooley, aged 20, a painter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • James Pooley, aged 31, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wairoa" in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pooley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pooley (post 1700)



  • Kristopher Pooley (b. 1976), American rock musician
  • Ginger Pooley (b. 1977), American rock musician
  • Sheldon George "Don" Pooley Jr., (b. 1951), American PGA golfer
  • David Pooley, American college football coach
  • Van Rensselaer Pooley, American politician, First Selectman of Darien, Connecticut, 1907-08, 1910
  • Robie Pooley, American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, 1989
  • Robert P. Pooley, American politician, U.S. Consul in Sierra Leone, 1897; SAINT Helena, 1898-1905
  • Ida I. Pooley, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut Republican State Central Committee, 1940
  • Charles A. Pooley (b. 1854), American Republican politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 8th District, 1911-22
  • Thomas Pooley (1788-1846), English property developer
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



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.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828

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  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  11. ...

The Pooley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pooley 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.

This page was last modified on 2 October 2016 at 21:06.

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