When Capt. John Polk was born on 18 January 1739, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, William Ezekiel Robert Polk II, was 38 and his mother, Margaret Taylor, was 34. He married Eleanor Shelby on 2 October 1758, in South Carolina, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in York, South Carolina, United States in 1790. He registered for military service in 1760. He died before 11 April 1803, in York, York, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Polk Family Cemetery, Pineville, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States.
Scottish: shortened form of Pollock .
Sorbian (Półk and Pólk): probably from a short form of a personal name based on Old Slavic plъkъ ‘crowd, army’ (see Polka 3).
East German (of Slavic origin): variant of Polke .
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