Bruce Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Bruce de Bruges de Brus
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Welcome to the Bruce Name Study



This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. Bruce..... The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

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The Bruce family has it's Origins in Normandy France and the original ancestor of the Bruce family in Scotland was the second son of Robert de Bruges.
Sources disagree on the name of this son, be it Adelm, Adam, Allan or Robert, but most agree that he was the second son.
This second son came to England with William the Conqueror in 1066.

Bruce Family Hierarchy

  1. Bruce of Skelton, Norfolk, England.
  1. Bruce of Annandale, Scotland, which includes Carrick, Connington, Exton.
  2. Bruce of Clackmannan, which includes Wester Kennet.
  3. Bruce of Rait & Fingask, which includes Cultmalundy and Spoutwalls.
    1. Bruce of Muness & Urie.
    2. Bruce of Sumbergh & Symbister, which includes Braewick and Burravoe.
  4. Bruce of Blairhall, Kinloss & Elgin, Carnock & Kincardine, which includes Ailesbury, Belcaskie and Kinross.
    1. Bruce of Broomhall & Kincardine.
  5. Bruce of Kennet, which includes Garlet.
  6. Bruce of Stanstill, Lyth & Ham which includes Hastigrow and Seater.
  7. Bruce of Airth & Stenhouse.
    1. Bruce of Newton, Downhill & Kinnaird which includes Killeleagh and Cowden.
    2. Bruce of Earlshall & Auchenbowie, which includes Pitlethie.

The Bruce Family

Marjorie Bruce or Stewart daughter of King Robert.
Mary Bruce or Douglas
Christian Bruce
William Bruce one of my ancestors.
John Bruce of Airth who married Margaret Elphinstone.

John Bruce, 5th of Clackmannan
David Bruce, 6th of Clackmannan I believe his two wives, both Mariot Herries..are incorrect, according my research, so far, they are both of different and incorrect fathers.
Edward Bruce, 1st of Kinnaird his descent line has members who are INCORRECT !!!
William Bruce this line is a mess and connected incorrectly, unless I am shown proof that I am wrong?
Alexander Bruce apparently of Kildrummy according to PM. Jeanne Solity.
Andrew his son
George ,son of Andrew
and George, Andrew's 1st son
Alexander, Andrew's 2nd son Well,,,maybe not.
Apparently Kildrummy descends from Kinnaird who descend from Stenhouse and Airth.
and last but not least..the connection to Australia.
Louisa Tidball Palmer Bruce who married Gordon Bruce...


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Other Bruce's

Task List


The Book of Bruce
Family Records of the Bruces and the Cumyns
Family Genealogies




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