The name Brickhill was derived from the Brythonic and Old English words for 'hill' (Brythonic: breg, Anglo Saxon hyll). The prefix 'Bow' comes from an Anglo Saxon personal name
, Bolla. In Buckinghamshire
, there are still three villages named Brickhill: Bow Brickhill, a village and civil parish in the Borough of Milton Keynes; Great Brickhill, a village and civil parish in Aylesbury Vale district; and Little Brickhill, a village and civil parish in the Borough of Milton Keynes. The latter was referred to as Brichelle in the Domesday Book.
Early Origins of the Brickhill family
The surname Brickhill was first found in Buckinghamshire
since the time of the Domesday Book
. While many of the records lead to this county, there is a record of Brickhill as a civil parish and electoral ward within northern Bedford, in Bedfordshire
. This village derived its name from "Brickhill Farm," which dates back to a 17th century manor house located there.
Early History of the Brickhill family
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Brickhill Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Brickhill, Brickhull, Brcket, Bricket, Bricked, Bricus, Brickheat and many more.
Early Notables of the Brickhill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brickhill family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Brickhill (post 1700)
- Joan Brickhill (b. 1924), award-winning and Tony nominated South African actress
- Paul Brickhill (1916-1991), Australian writer, whose World War II books were turned into popular movies
- Paul Chester Jerome Brickhill (1916-1991), Australian author