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Blok Early Origins



The surname Blok 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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Blok Spelling Variations


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Blok Spelling Variations



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

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Blok Early History


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Blok Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blok 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 Blok History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blok Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blok Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the name Blok 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 Blok 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:

Blok Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C W Blok, aged 35, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847

Blok Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Martinus Blok, aged 18, arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Rotterdam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QJ-2NT : 6 December 2014), Martinus Blok, 17 Feb 1919; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Rotterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Hendrick Blok, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Standard" from Tuxpam, Mexico [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q2-266 : 6 December 2014), Hendrick Blok, 25 Feb 1919; citing departure port Tuxpam, Mexico, arrival port New York, ship name Standard, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blok (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blok (post 1700)



  • David A. Blok, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1969; Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 54th District, 1972
  • Alexander Alexandrovich Blok (1880-1921), Russian poet

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QJ-2NT : 6 December 2014), Martinus Blok, 17 Feb 1919; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Rotterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q2-266 : 6 December 2014), Hendrick Blok, 25 Feb 1919; citing departure port Tuxpam, Mexico, arrival port New York, ship name Standard, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  4. 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).
  5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
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The Blok Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blok 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 06:13.

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