24,945 BLOCK members around the world
Stay informed about BLOCK Family online & offline events!
See our recent family gatherings
BLOCK Family HistoryThis interesting and long-established surname, either of Anglo-Norman or medieval German origin, derives from the Old French "bloc" (Dutch "blok"), related to the Old High German "bloh", block (a large solid form on which particular tasks, such as chopping and cutting may be done, or on which things are shaped or displayed). The name is therefore a metonymic occupational one for a craftsman who habitually used a block in the course of his work, for example, a shoemaker, wig-maker, hatter, or bookbinder.
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous BLOCK (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the BLOCK tribe
- Find your BLOCK ancestor
- Tell us about your BLOCK Family
- Tell us about your BLOCK ancestors
- Ask a question about the BLOCK history
- Leave a message for BLOCK family members
Areas of Origin for BLOCK
Invite more BLOCK family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the BLOCK tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Show off the BLOCK Family Crest…
Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from