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Blick Name Meaning

English: unexplained; possibly from Middle English bleik, blek(e) ‘pallid’, ‘sallow’ (from Old Norse bleikr ‘pale’) with alteration of the vowel, although Reaney suggests it may be a nickname derived from Middle English blikie(n) ‘to shine or gleam’ (from Old English blician). Jewish (Ashkenazic): origin uncertain; possibly from German Blick or Yiddish blik ‘glance’, ‘look’, and based on some now irrecoverable anecdote. German: Prussian variant of Blek, a nickname from Middle High German blic ‘shine’. German: short form of the Low German occupational name Blickslager ‘tinsmith’. Compare Bleck. German: from a short form of the Germanic personal name Bligger, Blickhart, based on blic ‘gleam’, ‘shine’, later ‘pale’.

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


Similar surnames: Bick, Brick, Black, Block, Bulick, Mick, Lick, Brack, Blank, Slack

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Where is the Blick family from?

You can see how Blick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blick families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 9 Blick families living in Virginia. This was about 64% of all the recorded Blick's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Blick families in 1840.
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What did your Blick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Blick. 22% of Blick men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Blick women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blick were Carpenter and Housekeeper.

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    15%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Blick. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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

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What is the average Blick lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Blick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Blick in 1951 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

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