Pollack Family History

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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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Pollack Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pollack name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pollack. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


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Pollack Family Origin

Where is the Pollack family from?

Pollack Family Occupations

What did your Pollack ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pollack family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pollack. The most common Pollack occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Pollack's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pollack ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pollack Historical Records

What Pollack family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Pollack Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pollack

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pollack ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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