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Where did the German Bricker family come from? What is the German Bricker family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bricker family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bricker family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Brix, Bricks, Bricker, Brickert, Brixe, Brixen, Brixel and many more.

First found in Silesia, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. The name is said to derive from Saint Briccius.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bricker research. Another 210 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1732, 1771, and 1836 are included under the topic Early Bricker History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 27 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bricker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bricker Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Bricker, who landed in Maryland in 1664

Bricker Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Christan Bricker, aged 29, landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Hans Peter Bricker, who came to Philadelphia in 1738 at the age of 32
  • Hans Peter Bricker, aged 32, landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • John Bricker, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Franz Bricker came to Philadelphia in 1743

Bricker Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Bricker, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1812


  • John William Bricker (1893-1986), American politician, 54th Governor of Ohio (1939-1945) and U.S. Senator from Ohio (1947-1959), eponym of the Bricker Ammendment
  • Erika Bricker (b. 1949), American gold medal swimmer at the 1967 Pan American Games
  • Pam Bricker (1954-2005), American jazz singer, professor of music at George Washington University
  • Brigadier-General Edwin Dyson Bricker (1875-1967), American Chief of Requisitioning Section, Board of Economic Warfare (1940-1943)
  • Calvin Bricker (1885-1963), Canadian silver and bronze medalist Olympic long jumper
  • Karl Bricker, Swiss Olympic cross country skier
  • Darrell Bricker, Canadian author, pollster, and political commentator


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  8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Bricker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bricker Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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