Brickey 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 Brickey is O Bruic, from the word broc, which means badger.
Early Origins of the Brickey family
The surname Brickey was first found in Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Brickey family
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Brickey Spelling Variations
People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Brickey that are preserved in archival documents are Brick, O'Brick, Bricke, Bricks, O'Bric, O'Bruik, Bruic and many more.
Early Notables of the Brickey family
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In the United States, the name Brickey is the 9,734th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Migration of the Brickey family
Irish families left their homeland in astonishing numbers during the 19th century in search of a better life. Although individual reasons vary, most of these Irish families suffered from extreme poverty, lack of work opportunities, and exorbitant rents in their homeland. Many decided to travel to Australia or North America in the hopes of finding greater opportunities and land. The Irish immigrants that came to North America initially settled on the East Coast, often in major centers such as Boston or New York. But like the many other cultures to settle in North America, the Irish traveled to almost any region they felt held greater promise; as a result, many Irish with gold fever moved all the way out to the Pacific coast. Others before that time left for land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula, or the Maritimes as United Empire Loyalists, for many Irish did choose to side with the English during the American War of Independence. The earliest wave of Irish migration, however, occurred during the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Brickey name: 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..