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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.

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