Bloch Family History
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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