Last name: BLOCK

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BLOCK : This last name is indexed 191,005 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BLOCK : 1: German and Dutch: from Middle High German bloch Middle Dutch bloc ‘block (of wood)’ in any of several senses for example a topographic sense denoting a fenced field a nickname for a large lumpish man or a metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker or a milliner.2: English (mainly Suffolk): descriptive nickname from Middle English blok bloke usually meaning either ‘pale wan pallid’ (Old English blāc) but perhaps sometimes ‘black’ (of hair or appearance). The name could be interchangeable with the equally ambiguous Black and Blake. Alternatively it may be an nickname derived from Middle English blok(ke) bloke ‘block (of wood)’ perhaps for someone thought to be stupid or someone who made or used wooden blocks. Compare Blocker and 1 above.3: Americanized form of Jewish (Ashkenazic) Bloch.

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