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Where did the Dutch Blick family come from? What is the Dutch Blick family crest and coat of arms? When did the Blick family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Blick family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Blieck, Bliecke, Bliecks, Blieckes, Bleick, Bliecck, Blieckk, Blieckke, Blick, van Blieck and many more.

First found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blick research. Another 165 words(12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blick History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Blick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Blick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Joseph Blick, who came to Barbados in 1679

Blick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Adam Blick, who settled in New York, NY in 1842
  • Elis Blick, who landed in America in 1846
  • John Friedrich Blick, who came to Galveston, TX in 1847

Blick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Frances Blick, English convict from Leicester, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on October 4, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • Mary Blick, aged 34, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Punjab"

Blick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Thomas Blick, aged 38, a labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Hannah Blick, aged 39, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • George Blick, aged 18, a gardener, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Enoch Blick, aged 17, a gardener, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Charles Blick, aged 14, a gardener, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843


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  • Robert H Blick, Professor in Engineering at the University of Wisconsin


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  5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Blick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blick Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 8 January 2015 at 12:49.

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