Brick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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 Brick is O Bruic, from the word broc, which means badger.
Early Origins of the Brick family
The surname Brick was first found in Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Important Dates for the Brick family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brick research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 184 and 1845 are included under the topic Early Brick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brick Spelling Variations
Many spelling variations of the surname Brick can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include Brick, O'Brick, Bricke, Bricks, O'Bric, O'Bruik, Bruic and many more.
Early Notables of the Brick family (pre 1700)
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Brick migration to the United States
A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North America. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Brick name:
Typical Brick Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Brick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Francis Brick who settled in Virginia in 1638
Brick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Maria Elizabeth Brick, who landed in New York in 1709 
- Richard Brick in Maryland in 1716
- Martin Brick, aged 29, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1776 
Brick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Rosine Brick, aged 56, who landed in New York in 1854 
- Isaac Brick, who arrived in Alabama in 1855 
- P L Brick, who arrived in Iowa in 1882 
Contemporary Notables of the name Brick (post 1700)
- Andy Brick, American contemporary composer and conductor
- Abraham Lincoln Brick (1860-1908), American politician, U.S. Representative from Indiana (1899-1908)
- Richard Brick (b. 1945), American film producer professor of film at Columbia University
- Scott Brick (b. 1966), American actor, writer and a prolific, award-winning narrator
- Shane Brick, Irish hurler from County Kerry
- Ian Brick, Irish former hurler from Kerry
- Samantha Brick (b. 1971), British writer, producer and freelance journalist
- Marilyn Brick, Canadian former politician who served in the Manitoba legislature from 2003 to 2011
- Thomas Allan "Allie" Brick (1867-1938), Canadian politician and farmer, member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta (1906-1909)
- Max Brick (b. 1992), English gold medalist diver at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
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- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)