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O'Bryck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The original Gaelic versions of today's Irish names demonstrate a proud, ancient past. The original Gaelic form of the name O'Bryck is O Bruic, from the word broc, which means badger.

Early Origins of the O'Bryck family

The surname O'Bryck was first found in Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the O'Bryck family

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O'Bryck Spelling Variations

Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname O'Bryck were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Brick, O'Brick, Bricke, Bricks, O'Bric, O'Bruik, Bruic and many more.

Early Notables of the O'Bryck family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the O'Bryck family to the New World and Oceana

During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the O'Bryck family in North America: 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..

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