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Pollock Family History

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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Where is the Pollock family from?

You can see how Pollock families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pollock family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pollock families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 318 Pollock families living in London. This was about 28% of all the recorded Pollock's in the UK. London had the highest population of Pollock families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pollock surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pollock ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Pollock. 7% of Pollock men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Pollock women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pollock were Solicitor and Housewife.

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Medical Practitioner
  • Tailor
  • Solicitor

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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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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.

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