When Otto Ellsworth Bruce was born on 30 September 1885, in Sandtown, Independence, Arkansas, United States, his father, John Wesley Bruce, was 32 and his mother, Mary Alice England Southard, was 27. He died on 9 December 1886, in his hometown, at the age of 1, and was buried in Lee's Chapel Cemetery, Moorefield, Independence, Arkansas, 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.