Brick Family History

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Brick Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bruic ‘descendant of Broc’, i.e. ‘Badger’ (sometimes so translated) or Ó Bric ‘descendant of Breac’, a personal name meaning ‘freckled’. English: possibly, as Reaney suggests, a nickname from Old English br¯ce ‘fragile’, ‘worthless’. German: topographic name for someone who lived in a swampy wood, brick, breck ‘swamp’, ‘wood’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Yiddish brik ‘bridge’, probably a topographic name. Altered spelling of German Brück (see Bruck). In some cases it may be an altered spelling of Slovenian Bric, regional name for someone from the hilly region of western Slovenia called Brda, a plural form of brdo ‘rising ground’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Bick, Brock, Blick, Bruck, Brack, Krick, Breck, Bricker, Rock, Britz

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Brick Family Origin

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Brick Family Occupations

What did your Brick ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brick family was Cordwainer. The most common Brick occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Brick's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brick.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Cordwainer


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Brick Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Brick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brick census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Brick. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Brick. For the veterans among your Brick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brick Life Expectancy

What is the average Brick lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Brick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1957. The average life expectancy for Brick in 1942 was 28, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brick ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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