Bruce/Brus/Brusse/Brusesson/etc.

Name origin: From De Bruys, from Bruy or Bruys, a place in Normandy, where the family originated. De Bruys fought at the Battle of Hasting; from this ancestor King Robert Bruce was descended.

Fornjotur, King in Kvenland

b.abt.160, of Finland; s/o parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Karl Fornjotsson, King in Kvenland b.abt.185
  2. Logi Fornjotsson b.abt.187
  3. Hiessey Fornjotsson b.abt.189
  4. Hier Fornjotsson b.abt.191

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Karl Fornjotsson, King in Kvenland

b.abt.185 of Finland; s/o Fornjotur, King in Kvenland

CHILDREN included:

  1. Frosti Karasson, King in Kvenland b.abt.210

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Frosti Karasson, King in Kvenland

b.abt.210 of Finland; s/o Karl Fornjotsson, King in Kvenland

CHILDREN included:

  1. Jokull Frostasson b.abt.240

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Jokull Frostasson

b.abt.240 of Finland; s/o Frosti Karasson, King in Kvenland

CHILDREN included:

  1. Snaer (Svaer) Jokulsson, King in Kvenland b.abt.275

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Snaer (Svaer) Jokulsson, King in Kvenland

b.abt.275 Finland, s/o Jokull Frostasson

CHILDREN included:

  1. Driva Snaersdotter
  2. Thorri Snaersson, King in Kvenland

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Thorri Snaersson, King in Kvenland

b.s/o Snaer Jokulsson, King in Kvenland

CHILDREN included:

  1. Norr Thorrasson, King in Alfheim
  2. Goe Thorrasson
  3. Gorr Thorrasson

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Gorr Thorrasson

b.Raumsdal, Norway s/o Thorri Snaersson, King in Kvenland

b.of Raumsdal, Norway; s/o Snaer (Svaer) Jokulsson, King in Kvenland

CHILDREN included:

  1. Geitir Gorrsson
  2. Meitir Gorrsson
  3. Beitir Gorrsson
  4. Heytir Gorrsson

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Heytir Gorrsson

b.Raumsdal, Norway s/o Gorr Thorrasson

CHILDREN included:

  1. Svidri Heytsson b.abt.600

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Svidri Heytsson

b.abt.600 of Norway; s/o Hevtir Gorrsson
m.abt.649 ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Sveidi (Sveithi) "The Sea King" Svidrasson b.abt.650

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Sveidi (Sveithi) "The Sea King" Svidrasson

b.abt.650 of Raumsdal, Norway; s/o Svidri Heytsson
m.abt.699 ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Halfdan "The Aged">Sveidasson b.abt.700

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Halfdan "The Aged">Sveidasson

b.abt.700 of Oppland, Norway; s/o Sveidi (Sveithi) "The Sea King" Svidrasson
m.abt.749 ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Ivar Halfdansson b.abt.770

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Ivar Halfdansson

b.abt.770 of Oppland, Norway; s/o Halfdan "The Aged" Sveidasson
m.abt.824 Eysteinsdatter
b.abt.784 d/o Eystein "Glumra" Hognsson

CHILDREN included:

  1. Eystein "Glumra" Ivarsson b.abt.800

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Eystein "Glumra" Ivarsson

b.abt.800 of Maer, Nord Trondalag, Norway; s/p Ivar Halfdansson and Eysteinsdatter
m.abt.846 Ascrida (Aseda) Rognvaldsdatter, Countess of Oppland
b.d/o Rognvald Olafsson

CHILDREN included:

  1. Rognvald I, "The Wise" Eysteinsson, Earl of More and Romsdal b.abt.830
  2. Sigurd I "The Mighty" Eysteinsson b.abt.832 d.874
  3. Malahule (Haldrick) (Malahulc) (Tresney) Eysteinsson b.abt.845
  4. Svanhild Eysteinsdatter b.abt.850

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Rognvald I, "The Wise" Eysteinsson, Earl of More and Romsdal

b.abt.830 of Maer, Nord Trondelag, Norway; s/o Eystein "Glumra" Ivarsson and Ascrida (Aseda) Rognvaldsdatter, Countess of Oppland
d.bet.890-894 Orkney, Orkney Islands, Scotland
m.ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Einar "Turf" Rognvaldsson, Earl of Orkney b.abt.852

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Einar "Turf" Rognvaldsson, Earl of Orkney

b.abt.852 of Maer, More Og Romsdal, Norway; s/o Rognvald I, "The Wise" Eysteinsson, Earl of More and Romsdal
m.abt.885 ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Arnkell Einarsson, Earl of Orkney
  2. Erlend I, Einarsson, Earl of Orkney
  3. Thorfinn I, Rollo (Brico) "Hausakiffer" Einarsson b.abt.890

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Thorfinn I, Rollo (Brico) "Hausakiffer" Einarsson

b.abt.890 of Orkney Islands, Scotland; s/o Einar "Truf" Rognvaldsson, Earl of Orkney
d.aft.977 bur. Burial Mound, Hoxa, Ronaldsay, Scotland
m.914 Grelod (Gerlaf) (Grelauga) Dancansdatter
b.abt.898 of Caithness, Scotland; d/o Duncan (Dungad) Earl of Caithness and Groa Thorsteinsdottir

CHILDREN included:

  1. Arnfinn Thorfinnsson, Earl of Orkney b.abt.916 d.Myrkhol, Caitness, Scotland
  2. Havard "Season-Prosperous" Thorfinnsson, Earl of Orkney and Caithness b.abt.918
  3. Ljot (Liot) Thorfinnsson, Earl of Orkney b.abt.920
  4. Skuli Thorfinnsson, Earl of Caithness b.abt.922
  5. Hlodver (Lodver) Thorfinnsson, Earl of Orkney b.abt.924
  6. dau. Thorfinnsdatter b.abt.926
  7. dau. Thorfinnsdatter b.abt.928

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Hlodver (Lodver) Thorfinnsson, Earl of Orkney

b.abt.924 s/o Thorfinn I, Rollo (Brico) "Hausakiffer" Einarsson and Grelod (Gerlaf) (Grelauga) Duncansdatter
d.980/988 Hofn, Caithness, Scotland
m.abt.959 Audna (Ethne) (Edna) Kjarvalssdatter
b.abt.928 d/o Cearbhann (Kjaval) MacDunghal

CHILDREN included:

  1. Sigurd II "Digri" Hlodversson b.abt.960
  2. Hvarflad (Svanlaug) (Nereid) Hlodversdatter b.abt.962
  3. Gerleota Hlodversdatter b.abt.964
  4. Miss Hlodversdatter b.abt.966

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Sigurd II "Digri" Hlodversson

b.abt.960 of Orkney, Scotland; s/o Hlodver (Lodver) Thorfinnsson, Earl of Orkney and Audna (Ethne) Kjarvalssdatter
d.April 23, 1014 Battle of Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland
m.abt.978 ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Sumarlidi Sigurdsson b.abt.985
  2. Brusi Sigurdsson b.abt.987
  3. Elnar II "Wrymouth" "Rangmund" Sigurdsson b.abt.989 d.aft.Oct. 13, 1020

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Brusi (Brusee) Sigurdsson

b.abt.987 of Orkney Islands, Scotland s/o Sigurd II "Digri" Hlodversson
d.1031 Orkney Islands, Scotland
m.abt.1010 Ostrida Regenwaldsdatter
b.abt.990 of Gothland, Sweden

CHILDREN included:

  1. Ragnvald II Brusesson b.1011
  2. Ingreda Brusidatter b.abt.1013
  3. Margarita Brusisdatter b.abt.1015
  4. Olaf Brusison b.abt.1017

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Ragnvald (Rognvald) II Brusesson

b.1011 of Orkney, Scotland s/o Brusi (Brusse) Sigurdsson and Ostrida Regenwaldsdatter
d.Dec. 1046 killed at Papa Stronsay, Orkney Islands, Scotland
m.abt.1034 Arlogia, Countess of Orkney
b.abt.1015 of Russia d/o of Waldemar, Duke of Russia

CHILDREN included:

  1. Waldemar of Orkney b.abt.1035
  2. Robert de Brusse b.abt.1036
  3. Hamiliana of Orkney abt.1037
  4. Arlogia of Orkney b.abt.1038

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Robert de Brusse

b.abt.1036 of Carrick, Argyllshire, Scotland; s/o Ragnvall (Rognvald) II Brusesson and Arlogia Countess of Orkney
d.bet.1080/1098
m.Emma de Brittany
b.abt.1034 d/o Alan, Count of Brittany
d.abt.1094

CHILDREN included:

  1. Allan Brus b.abt.1050
  2. Adam Brus b.abt.1051
  3. Phillina Brus b.abt.1053
  4. Hortolina Brus b.abt.1055
  5. Amicia Brus b.abt.1057
  6. Robert de Bruce b.bef.1066 d.1094

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Adam (Adelm) Brus

b.abt.1051 of Carrick, Argyllshire, Scotland; s/o Robert de Brusse and Emma de Brittany
d.bet.1080/1098
m.Emma Ramsey

CHILDREN included:

  1. William de Bruce b.aft.1060 d.1155
  2. Duncan de Bruce b.aft.1062
  3. Rosselina de Bruce b.aft.1062
  4. Robert Brus b.abt.1071

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Robert Brus

b.abt.1071 of Skelton, Yorkshire, England; s/o Adam Brus and Emma Ramsey
d.May 11, 1141; bur. Priory, Gisborough, Yorkshire, England
m.Agnes Pagnel
b.abt.1076 d/o Fulk Pagnel

CHILDREN included:

  1. Adam Brus b.abt.1101
  2. Robert "le Meschin" Brus b.abt.1103 of Annandale, Dumfrieshire, Scotland d.bet.1189/1191
  3. Agatha Bruce b.abt.1105
  4. Pagon de Bruce babt.1107

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Adam Brus

b.abt.1101 of Skelton, Yorkshire, England; s/o Robert Brus and Agnes Pagnel
d.1143; bur.Priory, Gisborough, Yorkshire, England
m.abt.1124 Jueta (Ivetta) de Arches
b.abt.1116 of Thorp Arch, Yorkshire, England; d/o William and Jueta (Ivetta) de Arches

CHILDREN included:

  1. William (Bruce) Brus b.abt.1136 of Skelton in Clvld, Yorkshire, England
  2. Adam Brus b.abt.1143

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Adam Brus (Bruce)

b.abt.1143 of Skelton, Yorkshire, England; s/o Adam Brus and Jueta (Ivetta) de Arches
d.1196 Skelton, Yorkshire, England
m.Joanna de Meschines
b.abt.1145; d/o Ranulph "de Gernon" de Meschines and Maud FitzRobert

CHILDREN included:

  1. Peter (Piers) Brus b.abt.1152 bur.Jan. 17, 1222 Priory, Gisborough, Yorkshire, England
  2. Isabel Brus b.abt.1160 of Skelton, Yorkshire, England d.aft.1230 bur.Whitby Abbey, N. Riding, Yorkshire, England m.(1)abt.1182 at Cleveland, Yorkshire, England Henry de Percy m.(2)aft.1205/06 Roger Mauduit
  3. Peter (Piers) Brus b.abt.1152

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Peter (Piers) Brus

b.abt.1152 of Skelton, Yorkshire, England; s/o Adam (Bruce) Brus and Joanna de Meschines
d.bur.Jan. 17, 1222 Gisborough Priory, Yorkshire, England
m.Joan ______

CHILDREN included:

  1. Peter (Piers) Brus b.abt.1181

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Peter (Piers) Brus

b.abt.1181 of Skelton, Yorkshire, England; s/o Peter (Piers) Brus and Joan ______
d.Sept. 7, 1241 Marseilles, Brouches-du-Rhone, France
bur.1242 Guisborough, Yorkshire, England
m.abt.1205; Hawise (Helewisa) Fitzeinfride (Lancaster)

CHILDREN included:

  1. Peter (Piers) Brus b.abt.1209

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Peter (Piers) Brus

b.abt.1209 of Skelton, Yorkshire, England; s/o Peter (Piers) Brus and Hawise (Helewisa) Fitzreinfride (Lancaster)
d.Sept. 18, 1272
bur.Guisborough Priory, Yorkshire, England
m.Hilaria Mauley

CHILDREN included:

  1. Lucy Bruce b.abt.1233 of Flamborough, Yorkshire, England m.Marmaduke Thweng

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