John Bruce

about 1665–
Portsoy, Banffshire, Scotland

The Life of John

When John Bruce was born about 1665, in Portsoy, Banffshire, Scotland, his father, James R Bruce, was 33 and his mother, Tabitha Margaret Mustain, was 27. He married Issobell Allan about 1690, in Banffshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters.

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Family Time Line

John Bruce
1665–
Issobell Allan
1670–
Marriage: about 1690
George Bruce
1692–
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–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1690
Banffshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(9)

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

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 (3)

  • John Bruce in entry for Helen Bruce, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
  • John Bruce, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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