John Bruce

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of John

John Bruce was born in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland as the son of James Robert Brewis Bruce and Tabitha Margaret Mustain. He married Issobell on 15 October 1697, in Rothiemay, Banffshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters.

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John Bruce
Marriage: 15 October 1697
George Bruce
Margaret Bruce
Isabell Bruce
John Bruce
Elspet Bruce
Helen Bruce
Margaret Bruce
John Bruce
Janet Bruce
Margaret Bruce

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  • Marriage
    15 October 1697Rothiemay, Banffshire, Scotland
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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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    • John Bruce in entry for Bruce, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950" ROTHIEMAY, Banff, Wife/Mother: Isobell HORN
    • John Bruce, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910" ROTHIEMAY, Banff, Marriage to Issobell--might be Issobell Horn See Rothiemay entry below

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