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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Bloch Family Origin

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Bloch Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    10%
  • Butcher

    8%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Butcher and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bloch. The most common Bloch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 10% of Bloch's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bloch family was Keeping House.

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Bloch Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bloch

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