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