Pollock Family History

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Pollock Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Glasgow, apparently so named from a diminutive of a British cognate of Gaelic poll ‘pool’, ‘pit’. The surname is also common in northeastern Ulster. German: ethnic name for someone from Poland. Americanized form of Jewish Polak.

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


Similar surnames: Kollock, Poock, Ellick, Plock, Tulloch, Collick, Potocki, Pollack

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Pollock Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pollock name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    44%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    22%

  • Germanic Europe

    8%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    5%

  • European Jewish

    4%

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Pollock Family Origin

Where is the Pollock family from?

Pollock Family Occupations

What did your Pollock ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pollock family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pollock. The most common Pollock occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Pollock's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Pollock Historical Records

What Pollock family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 211,000 census records available for the last name Pollock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pollock 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 34,000 immigration records available for the last name Pollock. 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 40,000 military records available for the last name Pollock. For the veterans among your Pollock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pollock Life Expectancy

What is the average Pollock lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Pollock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Pollock in 1945 was 42, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pollock

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pollock 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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