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


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

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Brick Family Origin

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Brick Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Labourer

    16%
  • Farmer Son

    8%
  • Cotton Operatine

    6%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brick. A less common occupation for the Brick family was Cotton Operatine. The most common Brick occupation in Canada was Farmer. 41% of Brick's were Farmers.

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Between 1942 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brick

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