Blick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Blick family

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.

Important Dates for the Blick family

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Blick Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Blick family (pre 1700)

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Blick migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Blick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Joseph Blick, who settled in 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 [1]
  • John Friedrich Blick, who settled in Galveston, TX in 1847

Blick migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

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 [2]
  • Mary Blick, aged 34, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Punjab"

Blick migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Blick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Blick, aged 38, a labourer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Hannah Blick, aged 39, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • George Blick, aged 18, a gardener, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Enoch Blick, aged 17, a gardener, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Charles Blick, aged 14, a gardener, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
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Contemporary Notables of the name Blick (post 1700)

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

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851
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