Bloch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Bloch family

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.

Important Dates for the Bloch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bloch research. Another 98 words (7 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.

Bloch Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Bloch family (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...
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Bloch migration to the United States

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 [1]
Bloch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lazarus Bloch, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1840
  • Emil Bloch, who arrived in Texas in 1850 [1]
  • Karolina Bloch, aged 22, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • Ester Bloch, aged 17, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • Henry Bloch, aged 59, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • ... (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 [1]
  • Alex Bloch, who landed in Alabama in 1924 [1]
  • Elje Bloch, who landed in Alabama in 1924 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bloch (post 1700)

  • Richard Adolf Bloch (1926-2004), American entrepreneur, and philanthropist, co-founder with his brother Henry of H&R Block
  • Henry Wollman Bloch (1922-2019), American businessman and philanthropist, co-founder and chairman emeritus of the American tax-preparation company H&R Block
  • Richard L. Bloch (1929-2018), American investor, real estate developer, banker, and philanthropist
  • Chana Bloch (1940-2017), American poet, translator, and scholar, former professor emerita of English at Mills College in Oakland, California
  • Erich Bloch (1925-2016), German-born, American electrical engineer, director of the National Science Foundation (1984–1990)
  • Robert Bloch (1917-1994), American writer and screenwriter, best known for writing "Psycho"
  • Konrad Emil Bloch (1912-2000), American (German-born) biochemist, who shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1964
  • Felix Bloch (1905-1983), American (Swiss-born) physicist, who shared the 1952 Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Ernest Bloch, American (Swiss-born) composer
  • First Lieutenant Orville Emil Bloch, American officer awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Bloch family

Bismarck
  • Felix Bloch (1922-1941), German Matrose who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]

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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. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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