Bruce Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Bruce Family History

If you are conducting some Bruce family history research then you can view the Bruce coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Bruce surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Bruce is usually of Scottish origin where its ultimate root can be traced to France. In Ireland the name is mostly found in Ulster Province where it was introduced by settlers during the seventeenth century. The name was also prominent in County Cork.

A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Bruce Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Canton An Honorable charge
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
The Saltire/St. Andrew's Cross signifies the symbol of Resolution
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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