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The surname Blocker was first found in Mecklenburg, where the name Blucher contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation, and would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. Over time, the Blucher family name branched into other houses, where their influence continued to be felt because of the important role they played in the local social and political affairs.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Blucher, Bluche, Bluchen, Bluchern, Bleicher, Blocher, Blocker, Blochhausen, Blochmann and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blocker research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1814, 1815, and 1827 are included under the topic Early Blocker History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Blocker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Eliza Blocker, who came to Virginia in 1638

Blocker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Michael Blocker, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Michael Blocker, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Blocker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Juthile Blocker, who settled in New York, NY in 1847
  • Henrich Blocker, who arrived in Scott Co. IA in 1852
  • Christian Blocker, who settled in Philadelphia in 1858
  • Mathew Blocker, who arrived in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1876
  • Mathew Blocker, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876


Blocker Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Anna Blocker, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Wald, Germany, in 1907
  • Heinrich Blocker, aged 18, who settled in America from Russee, Germany, in 1908
  • Detlof Blocker, aged 22, who landed in America from Ressice, Germany, in 1909
  • Anna Blocker, aged 17, who landed in America from Dernhan, Germany, in 1910
  • Emmy Blocker, aged 32, who settled in America from Rostock, Germany, in 1911


Blocker Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Jacob Blocker, who came to Nova Scotia in 1784

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  • Calvin Barry Blocker (b. 1955), American International Master of chess
  • Terry Fennell Blocker (b. 1959), former American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Maurice Blocker (b. 1963), American professional boxer
  • David Blocker, Emmy Award-winning American film producer
  • Dennis Dirk Blocker (b. 1957), American actor
  • Dan Blocker (1928-1972), American actor best remembered for his role as Eric "Hoss" Cartwright in the NBC western television blockbuster Bonanza
  • Rick Blocker, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2008
  • Margaret Ann Blocker, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1952, 1956
  • John R. Blocker, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1964
  • Janis Blocker, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 2008

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  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  10. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
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The Blocker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blocker 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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