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TypeSurname (from occupation)
ScriptsПастернак UkrainianRussian

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

VariantsPasternack Polish Pasternack Jewish
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute