Pasternak Family History

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Pasternak Name Meaning

Polish, Ukrainian, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Polish, Ukrainian, and eastern Yiddish pasternak ‘parsnip’ (via Middle High German from Latin pastinaca), apparently a nickname or in the case of the Jewish surname, an ornamental name.

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


Similar surnames: Pasternack, Paster, Poster, Sterk, Master, Pastor, Materna, Easter

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Pasternak Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pasternak name?

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

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  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    32%

  • European Jewish

    19%

  • England & Wales

    16%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    7%

  • Baltic States

    7%

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Pasternak Family Origin

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Pasternak Family Occupations

What did your Pasternak ancestors do for a living?

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

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Pasternak Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Pasternak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pasternak 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Pasternak. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Pasternak. For the veterans among your Pasternak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pasternak Life Expectancy

What is the average Pasternak lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Pasternak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pasternak in 1953 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pasternak 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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