Bruce 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.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Brice, Brune, Bruse, Bruck, Brue, Brace, Cruce, Bryce, Baune, Brule

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Bruce Family Origin

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Bruce Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • School

    6%
  • Servant

    4%
  • Laborer

    3%

In 1881, Farmer, School and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bruce. A less common occupation for the Bruce family was Laborer. The most common Bruce occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Bruce's were Farmers.

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Bruce life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bruce in 1941 was 28, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bruce

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