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Origins Available: Dutch, German


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The surname Blick was 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.

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


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Grattan, Thomas Colley. Holdan The History of the Netherlands. Charleston, SC: Biblio Bazaar LLC, 2007. Print.
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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