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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.

Brick Early Origins



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

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Brick Spelling Variations


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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.

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Brick Early History


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Brick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brick research. Another 313 words (22 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.

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Brick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brick Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Ameri ca. 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:

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, landed in Pennsylvania in 1776

Brick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Rosine Brick, aged 56, landed in New York in 1854
  • Isaac Brick, who arrived in Alabama in 1855
  • P L Brick, who arrived in Iowa in 1882

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brick (post 1700)


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    2. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    5. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    6. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    7. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    8. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    9. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Brick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brick 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.

    This page was last modified on 6 October 2016 at 07:51.

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