Meaning and Origin of: Bloch

Family name origins & meanings

  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : regional name for someone in Eastern Europe originating from Italy, from Polish włoch, meaning ‘Italian’ (originally ‘foreigner’). See Vlach.
  • German and Swedish : variant of Block.
  • Danish : fromblok ‘block (of wood)’, hence a nickname for a large lumpish person, or from German Block.