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Definition: 1) From Bruy or Bruys, a place in Normandy where the family originated 2) Fom the Old French meaning "brushwood thicket."

Surname Origin: Scottish, Old French

Alternate Surname Spellings: BRUYS, BRUSE, DE BRUYS

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Common Surname Search Tips
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BRUCE Family Genealogy Forum
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FamilySearch - BRUCE Genealogy
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BRUCE Surname Mailing List
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Surname Finder - BRUCE Genealogy & Family Resources
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Cousin Connect - BRUCE Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - BRUCE Genealogy & Family History
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MyCinnamonToast.com - BRUCE Genealogy in All Regions
Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the BRUCE surname.

References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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