Helen Bruce

1707–
Fordyce, Banffshire, Scotland

The Life of Helen

When Helen Bruce was born in 1707, in Fordyce, Banffshire, Scotland, her father, John Bruce, was 43 and her mother, Issobell Allan, was 37.

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Family Time Line

John Bruce
1664–1725
Issobell Allan
1670–
George Bruce
1692–1722
Margaret Bruce
1696–
Isabell Bruce
1698–
John Bruce
1701–1711
Elspet Bruce
1704–
Helen Bruce
1707–
John Bruce
1712–
Janet Bruce
1714–
Margaret Bruce
1716–

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Name Meaning

Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Normandy which has not been certainly identified. Traditionally, it is believed to be derived from Brix near Cherbourg, but Le Brus in Calvados and Briouze in Orne have also been proposed as candidates.

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

Sources (1)

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

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