When Nancy Bruce was born in 1800, in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joseph Bruce, was 27 and her mother, Nancy Trow, was 23. She married David Lathe about 1828, in Coventry, Orleans, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Newport, Orleans, Vermont, United States in 1860 and Vermont, United States in 1870. She died on 16 April 1876, at the age of 76, and was buried in Coventry Village Cemetery, Coventry, Orleans, Vermont, United States.
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.