Helen Bruce

Brief Life History of Helen

Helen Bruce was born in 1707, in Fordyce, Banffshire, Scotland as the daughter of John Bruce and Issobell Horn.

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Family Time Line

John Bruce
Issobell Horn
1670–
George Bruce
1690–
James Bruce
1694–
Margaret Bruce
1696–
Isabell Bruce
1698–
John Bruce
1701–1711
Elspet Bruce
1704–
Helen Bruce
1707–
Bruce
1708–
John Bruce
1712–
Janet Bruce
1714–
Margaret Bruce
1716–

Sources (1)

  • Helen Bruice, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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