Blick Family History
Blick Name Meaning
English (southwest Midlands): nickname from an unrecorded Middle English blik(e) probably related to Middle English bliken ‘to shine gleam’ also ‘to grow pale’ present participle blikande which was still current in the 19th-century Wiltshire and Somerset word blicant ‘shining bright’. It may therefore have had a similar sense to Bright ‘bright good-looking fresh-faced’ or to Blake 2 Blatch and Block ‘pale-skinned’ ‘fair-haired’ or ‘white-haired’. German: nickname from Middle High German blic ‘shine gleam glitter’ for someone of that appearance perhaps with similar connotations to the English name in 1 above. In the north an occupational name for a tin smith from Middle Low German blick. German: from a short form of the ancient Germanic personal name Bligger Blickhart based on blic ‘gleam shine’ later ‘pale’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Blick or Yiddish blik ‘glance look’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022