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Blick Surname Meaning

English (southwest Midlands): nickname from an unrecorded Middle English blik(e) probably related to Middle English bliken ‘to shine gleam’ also ‘to grow pale’ present participle blikande which was still current in the 19th-century Wiltshire and Somerset word blicant ‘shining bright’. It may therefore have had a similar sense to Bright ‘bright good-looking fresh-faced’ or to Blake 2 Blatch and Block ‘pale-skinned’ ‘fair-haired’ or ‘white-haired’. German: nickname from Middle High German blic ‘shine gleam glitter’ for someone of that appearance perhaps with similar connotations to the English name in 1 above. In the north an occupational name for a tin smith from Middle Low German blick. German: from a short form of the ancient Germanic personal name Bligger Blickhart based on blic ‘gleam shine’ later ‘pale’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Blick or Yiddish blik ‘glance look’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bick, Brick, Black, Block, Bulick, Mick, Lick, Brack, Blank, Slack

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You can see how Blick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blick families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 5 Blick families living in Alberta. This was about 31% of all the recorded Blick's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Blick families in 1911.
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What did your Blick ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Blick. 50% of Blick men worked as a Labourer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
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What is the average Blick lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Blick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Blick in 1951 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

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