, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. The name is said to derive from Saint Briccius.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Peter Bricker, who came to Philadelphia in 1738 at the age of 32; as did Nicolaus Bricker in 1749; and Franz Bricker in 1743. Jacob Brickert arrived in Pennsylvania with his wife and family in 1750..