When Robert Bruce was born in August 1711, in Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, his father, Robert Bruce, was 21 and his mother, Katharine MacNab, was 21. He married Katharine Fisher in 1732, in Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died in 1788, in Cardross, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 77.
Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Normandy, probably from Brix (La Manche).
Altered form of French Brousse .
History: The son of the Domesday baron, a friend of David I of Scotland, was granted by him the Lordship of Annandale in 1124, and his second son Robert became the founder of the Scottish house of Bruce. — This surname (see 2 above) is listed along with its original form Brousse in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors.