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The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Pollack. The Pollack family lived at Pollok (Gaelic:Pollag), a large district on the south-western side of the city of Glasgow, home to Crookston Castle, where Mary, Queen of Scots, was once held. The name of the town has Gaelic origins, from the word 'poll', meaning "pool" or "pit".

Pollack Early Origins



The surname Pollack was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Frił), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, where the first occurrence of the name is Peter, son of Fulbert or Fulburt who was granted the lands of Upper Pollock by the High Steward, and who took the surname from the lands, making him the first Pollock. Peter gave the church of Pulloc and its pertinents to the monastery of Paisley, sometime between 1177 and 1199. Within that same period of time, he also confirmed the charter of his brother Helias of Perthic to the same house. Peter also possessed lands in Moray and circa 1175, he witnessed the charter by William the Lion granting Burgin to the Abbey of Kinlos.

Circa 1230, Murial de Polloc, a daughter of Peter, gifted her land of Inuerorkel and all its pertinents for the benefit of the hospital erected beside the bridge of Spey for the reception of travelers. Continuing this pattern of generosity, Robert de Pollok granted to the monastery of Paisley, during the reign of Alexander II, alms of twelve pennies a year from the rents he earned from his lands. Other important Pollocks include John Pollok who was both steward of the Abbey of Arbroath and sheriff of Forfar.


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Pollack Spelling Variations


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Pollack Spelling Variations



The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Pollack has appeared as Pollock, Pollocke, Polk, Polke, Pollok, Pollick, Polloch, Pook, Pooke, Poock, Pogue, Poag, Poage, Poague, Poak and many more.

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Pollack Early History


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Pollack Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pollack research. Another 300 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1234, 1272, 1590, 1603, and 1827 are included under the topic Early Pollack History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pollack Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pollack Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pollack Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pollack In Ireland


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Pollack In Ireland



Some of the Pollack family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 300 words (21 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Pollack Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Karl Gottlieb Pollack, who landed in America in 1783

Pollack Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Pollack, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1837
  • Joseph Pollack, aged 21, arrived in Missouri in 1847
  • Isaac Pollack, aged 21, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1854
  • John Pollack, aged 34, landed in San Francisco, California in 1868
  • Ferdinand Pollack, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pollack (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pollack (post 1700)



  • Kenneth Michael Pollack (b. 1966), American former CIA intelligence analyst and expert on Middle East politics
  • James B. Pollack (1938-1994), American astrophysicist who worked for NASA's Ames Research Center
  • Eileen Pollack (b. 1956), American novelist, essayist, and short story writer
  • Ben Pollack (1903-1971), American drummer and bandleader
  • Frances B. Pollack, American Republican politician, Member of New York Republican State Committee, 1930; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936
  • David Pollack, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 2008
  • James H. Pollack, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1964
  • Julius Pollack, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1932
  • Lana Pollack (b. 1942), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State Senate 18th District, 1983-94; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1984
  • Morton C. Pollack, American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from Baltimore city 4th District, 1952-54, 1956-58
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Audacter et strenue
Motto Translation: Boldly and earnestly.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    2. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    3. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    11. ...

    The Pollack Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pollack Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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