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Tartan Illustrated: Bruce Modern

Motto: 1

'We Have Been'

The surname Bruce comes from the French de Brus or de Bruis, derived from the lands now called Brix, situated between Cherbourg and Valognes in Normandy, France.The first of this family on record, in Great Britain, was Robert de Brus, 1st Lord of Annadale who came in England with King Henry 1 after his victory at Tinchebray in 1106. He was given 80 manors in Yorkshire, and later 13 manors around Skelton. He received the Lordship of Annandale from King David 1 of Scotland shortly after his accession in 1124. Robert founded a priory at Gysburn.

Both the English and Scots lines descend from this Robert.

It has long been written that the ancestor of the family was Robert de Brus, a knight of Normandy who came to England with William the Conqueror. But this was an invention taken from totally unreliable medieval lists of those who fought at Hastings.

You can purchase the following products in Bruce Tartan:

Kilts, tartan by the metre, trews, waistcoats, skirts, accessories

Available in Bruce Tartan

Bruce Crest Jewellery

Kilt PinCufflinksTie PinBroochBadgePendant

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