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Pooler ancestry

Pooler ancestry

Kristin Pooler (View posts)
Posted: 25 Nov 2000 8:04PM GMT
Does anyone know where this name originated from (English, German, etc.) and what it means? My grandmother who was the wife of a military man (who as a result traveled) said it was most easily pronounced by the Germans. However, it sure does look like the English name of "Poole." I haven't really looked into its origins.

Pooler surname origin

chris harbison (View posts)
Posted: 30 Nov 2000 3:52AM GMT
Name though to be a place one-i.e one who lives by a pool and is early English.
Haven't noticed it on the Continent (i.e.Europe).
Chris harbison

Pooler Name

Posted: 9 Dec 2000 12:02PM GMT
Edited: 2 Jul 2001 4:14PM GMT

pooler name origin

Posted: 15 Dec 2000 5:42AM GMT
Edited: 3 Dec 2001 5:37PM GMT
i heard one account (as my paternal grandfather was of french origin) that the name was "americanized" from a french version, something like "Poulier". i guess that would mean "chicken farmer"? just another theory.


David Pooler (View posts)
Posted: 29 Dec 2000 8:36PM GMT
Hi- I'm David Pooler, I live here in WallaWalla,Washington. My Dad's side (POOLER) is Miami/Ottawa Native American. My Mom's side (COULSON) is English, Irish, Scottish.
I am 42 years-old, born in Seattle,WA.


David Pooler (View posts)
Posted: 29 Dec 2000 8:45PM GMT
I have a deceased 2nd and 3rd great grandfathers that were Ottawa Chiefs, and have a photo of the memorial to them in Oklahoma. I live in WallaWalla,WA.
yours, David Pooler


Posted: 25 Apr 2001 10:12PM GMT
Edited: 31 Dec 2001 6:25AM GMT
Mose Sr.'s father's name was (Pe-ton-o-quette). Mose pooler sr.'s indian name was (Wa-was-mos-sa). Mose Sr.'s childrens names were Mary pooler, Mose pooler Jr.(Mah-e-zee), Francis Pooler, Joseph Pooler, Lucy Pooler, Emeline Pooler.

Pooler Name

Kevin Murphy (View posts)
Posted: 2 May 2001 5:05AM GMT
Another theory:
There were many itinerant workers from Ireland digging pools for farmers - one navvy could have been nicknamed 'Pooler'. I have a tree going back to 1832 - Comber, Co. Down IRELAND. Biggest group of Poolers is Staffordshire, England.

Pooler name origin

Chris Harbison (View posts)
Posted: 3 May 2001 2:45AM GMT
Don't buy that one!!
The Poolers came across to today's Northern Ireland early in the 1600s, probably from soouth east England, where the name originated-yep it could have something to do with pools-but then it also may be of French derivation. The County Down reasonably well understood.

Chris Harbison


Kevin Murphy (View posts)
Posted: 3 May 2001 1:29PM GMT
Neat! Suppose it could be Poulet - chicken too. Polar comes up also. The Northern Ireland connection is interesting - was this the Rev.Pooler who was part of the English "Plantation" of NI?
My connection is to a Capt Thomas Pooler who either drowned with his ship scuttling it for the insurance or was hanged for it! (Family Legend!) This was 1832 while his wife Maragaret Donnely was expecting John - Born in Comber that year!
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