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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : nickname for a bald-headed man or alternatively for a weak person, from Middle High German blas ‘bare’, ‘pale’, ‘weak’, ‘insignificant’.
  • North German : from the personal name Blass, a vernacular form of Blasius.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : variant of Blas.

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