The original Gaelic versions of today's Irish names demonstrate a proud, ancient past. The original Gaelic form of the name Brike is O Bruic, from the word broc, which means badger.
Early Origins of the Brike family
The surname Brike was first found in Munster
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Brike family
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Brike Spelling Variations
Before widespread literacy came to Ireland
, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations
were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Brike family name. Variations found include Brick, O'Brick, Bricke, Bricks, O'Bric, O'Bruik, Bruic and many more.
Early Notables of the Brike family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brike family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of Irish families
left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Brike: 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..