BRICK Family History
Recorded as Brick, Bricke, Brik, the diminutives Bricket and Brickell, this is an English surname. It is either residential for someone who lived near a bridge, or an occupational name for a bridge keeper. The derivation is deriving from the Olde English pre 7th century word "brycg", meaning a bridge or causeway. It can also be an Ashkenazic name deriving from the Yiddish "brik," also meaning bridge. The surname is one of the earliest on recordd as shown below, whilst examples from surviving church registers include Jane Brik who married James Reade on August 24th 1626 at St.