Bloch is a surname.

  1. Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone in Eastern Europe originating from Italy or France, from Polish "Włoch" (Wloch Woloch and Beloch being surnames with the same origin) meaning "Italian" (originally "stranger / of foreign stock").
  2. German and Swedish: Variant of Block
  3. Danish: from Blok, hence a nickname for a large lumpish person, or from German "Block"

Notable people with this surname include:

  • Albert Bloch (1882–1961), American painter
  • Alfred Bloch, French footballer
  • André Bloch (mathematician) (1893–1948), French mathematician
  • Andy Bloch (born 1969), American poker player
  • Arthur Bloch (born 1948), American writer
  • Augustyn Bloch (1929–2006), Polish composer and organist
  • Avraham Yitzchak Bloch (1891–1941), Lithuanian rabbi
  • Bernard Bloch (1907–1965), American linguist
  • Bernard Bloch (actor), French actor
  • Carl Heinrich Bloch, (1834–1890), Danish painter
  • Claude C. Bloch (1878–1967), American naval admiral
  • Darius Paul Bloch (1882–1969), birthname of Darius Paul Dassault, French Army general of Jewish origin, who adopted "Dassault" as nom de guerre during French Resistance service
  • Débora Bloch (born 1963), Brazilian actress
  • Denise Bloch (died 1945), French Resistance member
  • Eduard Bloch (1872–1945), Austrian physician and family doctor of Adolf Hitler from 1903 to 1907
  • Emanuel Hirsch Bloch (1902–1954), American lawyer
  • Ernest Bloch (1880–1959), American composer
  • Ernst Bloch (1885–1977), German philosopher
  • Erich Bloch (born 1925), American electrical engineer and administrator
  • Felix Bloch (1905–1983), Swiss physicist
  • Felix Bloch (diplomatic officer) (born 1935), American diplomat accused of spying for the Soviets
  • Hans Glad Bloch (1791–1865), Norwegian politician
  • Heinz P. Bloch, American mechanical engineer
  • Henry W. Bloch (born 1922), American businessman
  • Herbert Bloch (1911–2006), German archaeologist and epigrapher
  • Herbert J. Bloch (1907–1987), philatelist of New York City
  • Isaac Bloch, French rabbi
  • Iwan Bloch (1872–1922), Berlin dermatologist
  • Jan Gotlib Bloch (1836–1902), also known as Ivan Bloch, Polish banker and warfare expert
  • Jean-Richard Bloch (1884–1947), French writer
  • Joseph Samuel Bloch (1850–1923), Austrian rabbi
  • Joshua Bloch (1961), American software engineer
  • Jules Bloch (1880–1953), French linguist
  • Julia Chang Bloch (born 1942), American diplomat
  • Konrad Emil Bloch (1912–2000), American biochemist
  • Kurt Bloch (born 1960), American musician
  • Lucienne Bloch (1909–1999), American photographer
  • Marc Bloch (1886–1944), French historian
  • Marcel Bloch (1892–1986), French aircraft industrialist, founder of the firm Société des Avions Marcel Bloch; he adopted his younger brother's (Darius Paul Dassault) surname
  • Marcus Elieser Bloch (1723–1799), German medical doctor and naturalist
  • Mark Bloch (born 1956), American artist
  • Maurice Bloch (born 1939), British anthropologist
  • Moshe Rudolf Bloch (1902–1985), Israeli scientist
  • Moses Löb Bloch (1815–1909), Hungarian rabbi
  • Orville Emil Bloch (1915–1983), American military officer and Medal of Honor recipient
  • Pedro Bloch (1914–2004), Brazilian writer
  • Richard Bloch (1926–2004), American businessman
  • Robert Bloch (1917–1994), American writer
  • Robert Bloch (racing driver), French race car driver
  • Scott Bloch, American lawyer and government official
  • Scotty Bloch, American actress
  • Shmaryahu Yitzchak Bloch (c.1862–1923), English rabbi
  • Sonny Bloch (c.1937–1998), American radio show host
  • Spencer Bloch (born 1944), American mathematician
  • Susan Bloch (1940–1982), American theatrical press agent
  • Thomas Bloch (born 1962), French classical musician
  • Waldemar Bloch (1906–1984), Austrian composer

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