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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.

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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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  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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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.

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