The original Gaelic versions of today's Irish names demonstrate a proud, ancient past. The original Gaelic form of the name O'Bryc is O Bruic, from the word broc, which means badger.
Early Origins of the O'Bryc family
The surname O'Bryc was first found in Munster
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the O'Bryc family
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O'Bryc Spelling Variations
The recording of names in Ireland
during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name O'Bryc revealed spelling variations
, including Brick, O'Brick, Bricke, Bricks, O'Bric, O'Bruik, Bruic and many more.
Early Notables of the O'Bryc family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the O'Bryc family to the New World and Oceana
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 O'Bryc 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..