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Blocher Name Meaning

German: from a derivative of Middle High German bloch ‘block of wood’, ‘stocks’, hence presumably a metonymic occupational name for a jailer. See also Block.

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


Similar surnames: Plocher, Blocker, Kocher, Becher, Bucher, Bloch, Bircher, Blacker

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Where is the Blocher family from?

You can see how Blocher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blocher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blocher families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Blocher families living in Maryland. This was about 27% of all the recorded Blocher's in USA. Maryland and 1 other state had the highest population of Blocher families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Blocher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Blocher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Blocher. 27% of Blocher men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Blocher women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blocher were Carpenter and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    15%
  • Saleslady
    11%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Blocher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blocher census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 689 immigration records available for the last name Blocher. 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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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Blocher. For the veterans among your Blocher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blocher lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Blocher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Blocher in 1958 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

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