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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

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

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Where is the Brick family from?

You can see how Brick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brick families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Brick families living in New Jersey. This was about 23% of all the recorded Brick's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Brick families in 1840.
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What did your Brick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brick. 14% of Brick men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Brick women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brick were Clerk and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Waitress
  • Maid
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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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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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