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Among the all the peoples of ancient Scotland, the first to use the name Pollock were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for someone who 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".

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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. Pollock has appeared as Pollock, Pollocke, Polk, Polke, Pollok, Pollick, Polloch, Pook, Pooke, Poock, Pogue, Poag, Poage, Poague, Poak and many more.

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

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More information is included under the topic Early Pollock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Pollock 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.

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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:

Pollock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Bearer of Pollock include John Pollock, who came to Perth Amboy, NJ in 1685
  • John Pollock, who landed in Perth Amboy, NJ in 1685
  • Bessie Pollock, arrived in America in 1695

Pollock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Charles Pollock, who arrived in America in 1783
  • Carlisie Pollock, who landed in New York in 1789
  • James Pollock, aged 48, landed in New York in 1798

Pollock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • James Pollock, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1802
  • Jane Pollock, aged 30, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Mary Pollock, aged 38, arrived in Maine in 1812
  • Samuel Pollock, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Sarah Pollock, aged 37, landed in Maine in 1812


Pollock Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Benjamin Pollock, who arrived in Mississippi in 1902

Pollock Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Alexander Pollock, arrived in New Brunswick in 1816
  • Robert Pollock, aged 20, landed in Quebec in 1834
  • Agnes Pollock, was on record in Ontario in 1841

Pollock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • John Pollock arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenswilly" in 1839
  • Andrew Pollock, aged 24, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "John Bunyan"
  • Margaret Pollock, aged 19, a cook, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "John Bunyan"
  • George Pollock, aged 61, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Storm Cloud"
  • Thomas Pollock, aged 47, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Schah Jehan"


Pollock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Thomas Pollock, aged 21, a farm servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840
  • Janet Pollock, aged 30, a housemaid, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • Robert Pollock, aged 29, a smith, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • Alexander Pollock, aged 31, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Christina Pollock, aged 229, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842


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  • Jessie Pollock, American gold and two time sliver Olympic medalist for archery at the 1904 Summer Games
  • Eileen "Mike" Pollock (1926-2012), American television screenwriter and producer
  • Donald D. Pollock, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1972
  • D. W. Pollock, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1888
  • Clifford W. Pollock, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1946
  • C. W. Pollock, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1932
  • Abraham Pollock, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 23rd District, 1922
  • Earl C. Pollock, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1948
  • Harry N. Pollock, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960
  • Henry W. Pollock, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Senate 18th District, 1911-14

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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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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Pollock
Pollick, Polloch, Pollock, Pollok, Poock and more.

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The Pollock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pollock 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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