Brickell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Brickell come from when the family resided in or near the village of Brignall near Greta Bridge close to Barnard Castle, in the North Riding of Yorkshire. It was transferred to County Durham for administrative and ceremonial purposes on 1 April 1974.

Early Origins of the Brickell family

The surname Brickell was first found in Yorkshire. However, Bracknell is a town and civil parish in the Borough of Bracknell Forest in Berkshire. It dates back to AD 942 as Braccan heal, and may meant "nook of land belonging to a man called Bracca", from the Old English personal name + halh. [1]

Early History of the Brickell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brickell research. Another 264 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1313, 1327, 1379, 1400, 1409, 1500, 1664, 1675 and 1764 are included under the topic Early Brickell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brickell Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Brickell has been recorded under many different variations, including Brignall, Brignal, Brigenehall, Brigenhale, Briggenale, Brigkenhall, Brignell, Bricnell and many more.

Early Notables of the Brickell family (pre 1700)

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United States Brickell migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Brickell or a variant listed above:

Brickell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christopher Brickell, who landed in Soutla Carolina in 1738 [2]
Brickell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • E J Brickell, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]
  • Miss Brickell, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]
  • A Brickell, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]
  • Fred Brickell, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States, in 1893
Brickell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • S. Brickell, aged 28, who settled in America from London, England, in 1904
  • Russell W. Brickell, aged 5, who landed in America, in 1905
  • H. S. Brickell, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Mrs. Robert C. Brickell, who immigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Ellen May Brickell, aged 28, who settled in America from London, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Brickell migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Brickell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Sarah Brickell, English Convict who was convicted in London, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Atwick" on 28 September 1837, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [3]

New Zealand Brickell migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Brickell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John B. Brickell, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • Robert Brickell, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863

Contemporary Notables of the name Brickell (post 1700) +

  • William "Butch" Brickell (1957-2003), American racing driver and stuntman
  • George Frederick "Fred" Brickell (1906-1961), American Major League Baseball outfielder who played from 1926 to 1933 for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies
  • William Brickell (1817-1908), American real estate owner in Florida, co-founder of Miami, Florida
  • Fritz Darrell Brickell (1935-1965), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1958 to 1961 for the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels, son of Fred Brickell
  • Edie Arlisa Brickell (b. 1966), American singer-songwriter, best known for her album Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars in 1988, founder of Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
  • Richard Brickell (b. 1975), English gold and bronze medalist sport shooter at the 2004 Summer Olympics and 2010 Commonwealth Games
  • Ian Barry Brickell OBE (1935-2016), New Zealand potter, writer, conservationist and founder of Driving Creek Railway
  • Antonia Brickell, British radio personality


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retreived 23rd August 2020, retreived from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/atwick)


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