Surname PASTERNAK

SOURCE: Occupation
OTHER SCRIPTS: Пастернак (Ukrainian, Russian)

Meaning & History

Means "parsnip" in various Slavic languages, ultimately from Latin pastinaca. A famous bearer was Boris Pasternak (1890-1960), author of 'Doctor Zhivago'.

Related Names

VARIANTS: Pasternack (Polish), Pasternack (Jewish)