Brickel Family History

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Brickel Name Meaning

Americanized form of South German and Swiss German Brückel, Brückl, a topographic name for someone who lived by a small bridge, from a diminutive of Middle High German brücke ‘bridge’. South German: nickname perhaps for a stocky, squat person, related to the word Bröckel, a diminutive of Brocken ‘chunk’.

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

Similar surnames: Bricker, Bickel, Brickler, Breckel, Stickel, Bracken, Brick, Brucker

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Brickel Family Origin

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Brickel Family Occupations

What did your Brickel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Brickel occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 14% of Brickel's were Annuitants. A less common occupation for the Brickel family was Printer & Stationer (Master). Annuitant, Comml Clerk and Mercantile Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brickel.

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  • Annuitant

  • Comml Clerk

  • Mercantile Clerk

  • Printer & Stationer (Master)


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Brickel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Brickel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brickel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brickel 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 344 immigration records available for the last name Brickel. 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 592 military records available for the last name Brickel. For the veterans among your Brickel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brickel Life Expectancy

What is the average Brickel lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Brickel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Brickel in 1952 was 44, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brickel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brickel 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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