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Brickner Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Yiddish brik ‘bridge’ (altered by folk etymology in English-speaking countries as if derived from English brick) + the suffix -ner; possibly an ornamental name or an occupational name for a bridge keeper. Compare Bruckner. Altered spelling of German Brückner (see Bruckner).

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

Similar surnames: Bruckner, Brickman, Bricker, Brickler, Brucker, Brueckner, Bicker

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Brickner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Brickner name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Brickner. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • European Jewish


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Brickner Family Origin

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Brickner Family Occupations

What did your Brickner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brickner. A less common occupation for the Brickner family was Baker. The most common Brickner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Brickner's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Baker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Brickner ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Brickner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Brickner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brickner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brickner. 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.

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Draft Card

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

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Brickner Life Expectancy

What is the average Brickner lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Brickner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Brickner in 1953 was 43, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brickner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brickner ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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