History of your Surname
Get access to Brickman family records.Start a free trial

Brickman Family History

Brickman Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Yiddish brik ‘bridge’ (altered by folk etymology in English-speaking countries as if derived from English brick) + man ‘man’; possibly an artificial name or an occupational name for a bridgekeeper. Compare Bruckman . Americanized form of German Brückmann ‘bridgekeeper’ (see Bruckman ) and of its variant Brickmann. English: of uncertain origin. The second element is clearly Middle English man(n) ‘man’ but it is unclear if the first element is related to the names Brich Brick or Bryce or to some other origin. Americanized form of Slovenian Bricman: from an old vernacular form formed with the suffix -man ‘man’ of German origin of the personal name Bric (from Latin Bricius or Brictius; see Brice ).

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


Similar surnames: Bruckman, Backman, Dickman, Hickman, Rickman, Brockman, Beckman

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Brickman family from?

You can see how Brickman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brickman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brickman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Brickman families living in Ohio. This was about 71% of all the recorded Brickman's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Brickman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brickman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brickman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brickman. 14% of Brickman men worked as a Salesman and 16% of Brickman women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brickman were Proprietor and Bookkeeper. .

View Census Data for Brickman | Data not to scale

*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

  • Salesman
    14%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Proprietor
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Brickman family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Brickman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brickman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Brickman

Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Brickman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Brickman immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Brickman. For the veterans among your Brickman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Brickman military records

You've only scratched the surface of Brickman family history

Discover More

What is the average Brickman lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Brickman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Brickman in 1949 was 63, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brickman

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Brickman family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial