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The original Gaelic versions of today's Irish names demonstrate a proud, ancient past. The original Gaelic form of the name Bric is O Bruic, from the word broc, which means badger.

Early Origins of the Bric family


The surname Bric was first found in Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Early History of the Bric family

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Early History of the Bric family


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Another 313 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 184 and 1845 are included under the topic Early Bric History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bric Spelling Variations

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Bric Spelling Variations


Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Bric were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Brick, O'Brick, Bricke, Bricks, O'Bric, O'Bruik, Bruic and many more.

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Early Notables of the Bric family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Bric family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bric family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Bric family to the New World and Oceana


The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the Bric family relocated to North American shores quite early: Francis Brick who settled in Virginia in 1638; followed by Richard in Maryland in 1716; Edward Bricke settled in Virginia in 1623; they also settled in Pennsylvania and New York between 1773 and 1822..

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