Brick Family History
Brick Name Meaning
Irish: Anglicized form of Ó Bric ‘descendant of Breac’ a personal name from the adjective meaning ‘freckled’. Compare Brack probably derived from breac as an epithet. Welsh: from ap y Brych ‘son of a man called y Brych (‘the freckled one’)’. Compare 1 above. English: topographic name for someone who lived at a place where birch trees grew from a metathesized form of Middle English birke or a habitational name from a place so named. Compare Birch Britch and Birks . German: topographic name for someone who lived in a swampy wood from brick breck ‘swamp wood’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Yiddish brik ‘bridge’ probably a topographic name. Americanized form of German Brück (see Bruck ).7: Americanized form of Slovenian Bric (see Britz ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022