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Pollack Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of spelling of Polak.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Pollak, Polack, Pollock, Polyak, Poliak, Pollick, Polak, Kollock

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Where is the Pollack family from?

You can see how Pollack families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pollack family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pollack families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Pollack families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Pollack's in USA. New York had the highest population of Pollack families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pollack surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pollack ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pollack. 12% of Pollack men worked as a Salesman and 11% of Pollack women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pollack were Proprietor and Bookkeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    12%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Proprietor
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Saleslady
    6%
  • Bookkeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Pollack. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pollack census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Pollack. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Pollack. For the veterans among your Pollack ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pollack lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Pollack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Pollack in 1948 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

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