I have been searching Lanarkshire, Sirling, & Clackmannan: Parish and Probate Records this morning and of course have not found any Niblocks.
My sister commented once about how Niblick would sound in the Scottish tongue.We also had toyed with the idea that Knobloch (German) was the origin of this name.
So, I typed in Knobloch and up came Knubloch.This is a German name you can find spelled this way even in New York in 2005.The two entries were the Commissariot Record of Lanark,
Register of Testaments, 1595-1800 and Register of Testaments, 1561-1800 -
County:Clackmannan, Country Scotland: Fleck, Margaret, spouse to William Knublock, in Balgray, par. of Crawfordjohn 11 Dec 1677.
There are two Balgray's in Scotland - the main one is in Angus near Dundee.This is not it.
I found a map of Crawfordjohn up in the Southern Highlands and it claimed Balgray was shown, but I do not see it, so suspect it is now a suburb of the largest town.
Crawfordjohn is now in Lanarkshire.Google Crawfordjohn, which has an interesting history but no further Knublochs....they probably went to Ireland and became Niblick/Niblack/Niblock.Notice, however, that there are Fleck's.