Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from Middle English p(o)und ‘enclosure
(especially for confining animals)’; a topographic name for someone
who lived near an enclosure in which animals were kept, or a metonymic
occupational name for an official responsible for rounding up stray
animals and placing them in a pound.
- Probably a translation
of German Pfund or the North German cognate Pund.
Comments for Pound