From Irish Names and Surnames 1923
de BRÚS—XI—de Brus, de Bruis, de Bruce, Bruce, etc.; i.e., 'of Brus' or 'Brousse,' in France. This family came into England with William the Conqueror, and obtained large grants of land in Yorkshire and other places in the north of England. Robert de Bruce, whose father had obtained from David I of Scotland the Lordship of Annandale and other great possessions, was the founder of the royal house of Bruce in Scotland. The name is also old in Ireland, but has always been very rare.
Alphabetical Index to Irish Surnames
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