The surname ‘Pollock’ is of Scottish, Jewish, and German origin. It is derived from the habitation name from a place so called in Strathclyde, apparently so called from a diminutive of a Briton cognate of the Gaelic word ‘Poll’, meaning ‘Pool’, ‘Pit’. In Jewish and German it is an ethnic name for someone from Poland. In the case of the Ashkenazic name, the reference is to a Jew from Poland or from some other Slavonic speaking region. Public and Civil registry archive’s have not been able to confirm how far back the surname ‘Pollock’ and or it’s variant’s, date back to. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but data extracted from Historical archive’s confirm that one of the first forefathers to bring this name to America was a certain ‘John Pollock’, a prisoner in Leith tollbooth. He was transported to Perth Amboy, East New Jersey, in 1685, arriving aboard the ship named the ‘Henry and Francis’ on the fith of September 1685. Today, ‘Pollock’ is the ‘One thousand one hundred and fortieth’ most common surn… Coat of arms: Vert a saltire or, bet…
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