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Bloch Early Origins



The surname Bloch was first found in Pomerania, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that eastern region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

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Bloch Spelling Variations


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Bloch Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bloch, Block, Bloche, Blocher, Blochmann and others.

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Bloch Early History


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Bloch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bloch research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1787, 1631, 1690, 1642, 1719, 1723, 1799, 1749 and 1839 are included under the topic Early Bloch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bloch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bloch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the name Bloch at this time were Benjamin Block, or Blok (1631-1690) German-Hungarian Baroque painter, known for his portraits; Anna Katharina Block (1642-1719), a German Baroque flower painter; Mark Eliezer Bloch (1723-1799), a well-known naturalist specializing in the study...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bloch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bloch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Bloch, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1766

Bloch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lazarus Bloch arrived in Philadelphia in 1840
  • Emil Bloch, who arrived in Texas in 1850
  • Karolina Bloch, aged 22, landed in America in 1854
  • Ester Bloch, aged 17, landed in America in 1854
  • Henry Bloch, aged 59, arrived in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bloch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ernest Bloch, who arrived in America in 1915
  • Alex Bloch, who landed in Alabama in 1924
  • Elje Bloch, who landed in Alabama in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bloch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bloch (post 1700)



  • Erich Bloch (1925-2016), German-born, American electrical engineer, director of the National Science Foundation (1984–1990)
  • Jesse A. Bloch (b. 1879), American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Ohio County, 1913-16; Member of West Virginia State Senate 1st District, 1919-22
  • Edward James Bloch, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1984, 1986
  • Charles Julian Bloch (1893-1974), American Democrat politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Bibb County, 1927-28; Presidential Elector for Georgia, 1932, 1948
  • Allan R. Bloch, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Illinois State Senate 31st District, 1938
  • Alan Neil Bloch (b. 1932), American politician, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1979-97; Resigned 1997
  • Adam F. Bloch (1884-1940), American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 2nd District, 1922
  • Julia Chang Bloch (b. 1942), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, 1989-93
  • Lester W. Bloch, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Albany County 2nd District, 1930
  • Maurice Bloch (1891-1929), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1915-29
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    11. ...

    The Bloch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bloch 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 29 November 2016 at 12:26.

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