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Bloch Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone in Eastern Europe originating from Italy, from Polish wloch, meaning ‘Italian’ (originally ‘foreigner’). See Vlach. German and Swedish: variant of Block. Danish: from blok ‘block (of wood)’, hence a nickname for a large lumpish person, or from German Block.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Block, Boch, Ploch, Blech, Flach, Loch, Moch, Blocher, Blond, Bock

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Where is the Bloch family from?

You can see how Bloch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bloch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bloch families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 28 Bloch families living in London. This was about 62% of all the recorded Bloch's in the UK. London had the highest population of Bloch families in 1891.
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What did your Bloch ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Dry Cleaner and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bloch. 34% of Bloch men worked as a Dry Cleaner and 68% of Bloch women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bloch were Retired and Incapacitated.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Dry Cleaner
  • Private Means Refugee
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Private Means
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Bloch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bloch census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Bloch. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Bloch. For the veterans among your Bloch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bloch lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Bloch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bloch in 1947 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

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