Pasternak
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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)