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Bricker Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Brücker (see Brucker ) or Brügger (see Bruegger ). Americanized form of German Brücher (see Brucher ). English: habitational name from Brickworth in Whiteparish Wiltshire recorded as Bricore and Brikore in 1268. The placename consists of an uncertain first element + Old English ōra ‘slope ridge’. English: perhaps also an occupational name from an unrecorded Middle English briker ‘brick-maker’ a derivative of Old French brike ‘building block made from baked clay’. However the Oxford English Dictionary does not record the word brick in English before the 15th century and suggests that it was a borrowing from Middle Dutch.

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


Similar surnames: Brickler, Brocker, Brucker, Brickel, Bracker, Bicker, Fricker, Dicker

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You can see how Bricker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bricker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bricker families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 76 Bricker families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 55% of all the recorded Bricker's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bricker families in 1840.
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What did your Bricker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bricker. 17% of Bricker men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Bricker women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bricker were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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
    17%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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What is the average Bricker lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bricker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Bricker in 1944 was 30, and 76 in 2004.

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