Pollak Family History

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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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Pollak Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pollak name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pollak. 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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Pollak Family Origin

Where is the Pollak family from?

Pollak Family Occupations

What did your Pollak ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pollak family was Laborer. Blacksmith, Cigar Maker and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pollak. The most common Pollak occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 6% of Pollak's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Cigar Maker

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Pollak Historical Records

What Pollak family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Pollak Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pollak

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pollak 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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