Blocker Family History

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Blocker Name Meaning

German (Blöcker): occupational name for a jailer (see Block 1). English: occupational name for a shoemaker or bookbinder (see Block); a person called Henry le Blocker is recorded in York in 1212. However, in some cases the English name is of German origin (see 1 above); the census of 1881 records, amongst others, a Herman Blocker and a John Blocker, both born in Germany.

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

Similar surnames: Blacker, Blocher, Locker, Crocker, Rocker, Brucker, Backer, Brocker

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Blocker Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Blocker name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Blocker. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Blocker Family Origin

Where is the Blocker family from?

Blocker Family Occupations

What did your Blocker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Blocker family was Keeping House. The most common Blocker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Blocker's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blocker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Blocker ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Blocker Historical Records

What Blocker family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Blocker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blocker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Blocker. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Blocker. For the veterans among your Blocker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blocker Life Expectancy

What is the average Blocker lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Blocker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Blocker in 1942 was 26, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blocker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blocker ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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