The original Gaelic versions of today's Irish names demonstrate a proud, ancient past. The original Gaelic form of the name Bricke is O Bruic, from the word broc, which means badger.
Early Origins of the Bricke family
The surname Bricke was first found in Munster
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Bricke family
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Bricke Spelling Variations
Pronunciation, rather than spelling, guided scribes and church officials when recording names during the Middle Ages. This practice often resulted in one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations
of the surname Bricke are preserved in these old documents. The various spellings of the name that were found include Brick, O'Brick, Bricke, Bricks, O'Bric, O'Bruik, Bruic and many more.
Early Notables of the Bricke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bricke family to the New World and Oceana
A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia
in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine
during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Bricke or a variant listed above:
Bricke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Edward Bricke, who settled in Virginia in 1623
- Edward Bricke, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1624 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)