The Virginia Poole's were among the first POOLE's in America.
Two (related) families of Poole immigrated to Virginia in the 1620's. David Poole (Poole-1787) immigrated in approximately 1621 and leased land in Buck Roe in Elizabeth City County Virginia. Daniel Poole (Poole-178/8; likely a brother or close cousin) is seen working on George Sandys Plantation in 1624 ( George Sandys was a famous English poet and was the Treasurer of Virginia Colony)
Both of these Poole families were French Huguenots. They had fled Languedoc Region of France and initially went to England (we believe the London area, where there was a big French Huguenot settlement and church) and ultimately immigrated to Virginia. Both men were master wine makers, and were brought to the colonies in an effort to establish a wine industry in America. This effort failed, and by 1632 the Poole were busy growing a highly profitable crop of tobacco.
The original "French" name is a matter of speculation. "A History of Wine in America" uses the "Poule" spelling as in the French wine pique poule. Other guess spellings include Pool, Pole, Pell. However, all official documents in Virginia use the "Poole" spelling, as does the Virginia Huguenot Society. Col. Roy Poole, knowing that the original name is Occitian (and not French) has speculated that "Pujol" may have been the original surname.
Evidence from several Poole / Pool lines indicate this line to be characterized as Y DNA Haplogroup G1a3 or G(F2885) using the terminal SNP terminology.
Please note that there is a Poole / Pool Surname Project at Wikitree on this line. Volunteers are needed.