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Pollak Family History

Pollak Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Polak.

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


Similar surnames: Pollack, Polyak, Poliak, Polak, Pullan, Pollok, Pallas, Polley

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Where is the Pollak family from?

You can see how Pollak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pollak family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Pollak families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 86 Pollak families living in New York. This was about 47% of all the recorded Pollak's in USA. New York had the highest population of Pollak families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pollak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pollak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pollak. 14% of Pollak men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Pollak women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pollak were Manager and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Saleslady
    6%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Pollak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pollak 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Pollak. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Pollak. For the veterans among your Pollak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pollak lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Pollak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pollak in 1953 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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