Type Surname (from location)
Usage Scottish

Meaning & History

Possibly from the name of the town of Brix in Normandy, which is of unknown meaning. It was brought to Scotland in the 12th century by the Anglo-Norman baron Robert de Brus. It was later borne by his descendant Robert the Bruce, a hero of the 14th century who achieved independence from England and became the king of Scotland.

Related Names

Given Name DescendantBruce(Scottish)


Entry updated October 20, 2016