Bleak Family History
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Bleak Name Meaning
English: possibly from bleak ‘pale’ (first attested in the 16th century, but probably a much older word, derived from Old Norse bleikr, a cognate of Old English blac). The name John Bleke is recorded at Haddenham, near Ely, in 1585. However, the Low German or Dutch name Bleeke was introduced to England by a waterman recorded at Gravesend, Kent, in 1653, and this may account for some if not all examples of the name.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Beck, Bean, Leaf, Berk, Bream, Fleak, Blank, Leap, Breck, Beas