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This interesting surname may be of Scottish locational origin from a place called Pollock in Strathclyde, apparently so called from a diminutive of a British (the extinct Celtic language of the ancient Britons) cognitive of the Gaelic "poll" meaning "pool or pit". It may also be of Ashkenazic and German origin, being an ethnic name for someone from Poland. In the case of the Ashkenazic name, the reference is to a person of Hebrew origin from Poland or from some other Slavonic speaking region. The surname dates back to the late 12th Century (see below). Church Recordings include on Elizabeth, daughter of Christopher Pollock, who was christened on July 30th 1592, at St...

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