1st viscount bruce of melbourne



[broos] /brus/
noun
blanche kelso, 1841–98, u.s. politician: first black to serve a full term as u.s. senator 1875–81.
sir david, 1855–1931, australian physician.
lenny (leonard schneider) 1926–66, u.s. comedian.
robert, robert i (def 2).
stanley melbourne (1st viscount bruce of melbourne) 1883–1967, australian statesman: prime minister 1923–29.
a male given name: from a norman family name.
bruce1
/bruːs/
noun
james. 1730–94, british explorer, who discovered the source of the blue nile (1770)
lenny. 1925–66, us comedian, whose satirical sketches, esp of the s-xual att-tudes of his contemporaries, brought him prosecutions for obscenity, but are now regarded as full of insight as well as wit
robert the bruce see robert i
stanley melbourne, 1st viscount bruce of melbourne. 1883–1967, australian statesman; prime minister, in coalition with sir earle page’s country party, of australia (1923–29)
bruce2
/bruːs/
noun
(brit) a jocular name for an australian man
bruce

a norman surname, but etymology from brix (place in la manche, normandy) is now considered doubtful [“dictionary of english surnames”]. originated in britain with robert de bruis, a baron listed in the domesday book. his son, a friend of david i, king of scotland, was granted by him in 1124 the lordship of annandale, and david’s son, robert, founded the scottish house of bruce. as a given name for u.s. males, most popular for boys born c.1946-1954.

bruce (brōōs), sir david. 1855-1931.

australian physician and bacteriologist known for his description (1887) of the bacterium that causes brucellosis.

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