WHO are you, and who is Bruce Dwyer?
You know, nobody knows you, like yourself … but is that true? I set out thinking about how I could know more about myself, by proxy … and this is the result. You may say its kind of like finding your doppelganger, but how similar is one doppelganger to you? What if you could compare 5, 10 or 50 people that may or may not have similar physical or emotional characteristics to you? Would this help you realise that your choices have all been pre-ordained? I welcome you to follow this method for your own journey.
I looked at methods of ‘profiling’ myself, and wondered after all these centuries, whether people distributed around the world with the same first and last name as me, may have any similar characteristics to me? After all, the last name should (at least for males) indicate where your ancestors came from, but after a few centuries of immigration to new continents, can their still be trace characteristics that bind fellow surname people together? Add to this the belief that people with the first name in common have common traits and surely people with the same first and second name should have things in common? Have a look at what I found out when I performed this research on myself.
But before I get into any analysis it is useful to see some history of the two names.
MEANING OF BRUCE
The name Bruce is Celtic in Origin, and has the meaning of: Woods or Thicket. Geographically it heralds from a Norman French origin and was originally used as a Scottish surname – the most famous owner being Robert the Bruce.
Bruce is a very common first name in America for men (#67 out of 1220) and also a very common last name for both men and women (#541 out of 88,799). (1990 U.S. Census). The apex of Bruce popularity for a first name was in the 1940’s. One site estimates that 0.263% of US residents have the first name 'Bruce' and 0.0111% have the surname 'Dwyer'. Using a US population of 300 million they estimate that up to 88 Americans could have the name Bruce Dwyer.
Going the astrology route, the Bruce personal power animal is the Amazonian Manatee (which is related to the Australian Jugong) , 'Numerology' number is 7 and Bruce’s are said to be: spiritual, eccentric, and a bit of a loner. Bruce’s are said to be introspective and analytical, thinking deeply and preferring seclusion.
HISTORY OF THE DWYER CLAN
Dwyer is obviously of Irish and Gaelic origin, and its meaning is "dark wise one". It is a very common last name for both men and women (#1368 out of 88,799 - 1990 U.S. Census). Originally the name came from O'Dwyer which came from the Gaelic ó Dubhuir, meaning "black". The name originally translated as coming from the “grandson of Duibhir”, an ancestor who lived sometime around the tenth century. The common modern belief is that the name refers to 'black and dun-colored' - a reference to Duibhir's hair coloring. The Dwyer clan was part of a group of people who were phonetically grouped together along with O'Dwyer, Dwire, Dwier and Dyer.
One of the main waves of immigration to America and Australia was caused by the 1840's great potato famine. Upon arrival in America many Dwyer's settled on the east coast in New York or Boston. In Australia they also landed on the east coast in Sydney or Melbourne with many of the Irish settlers turning to gold mining in the regional areas.
This may suggest that when the names are joined it creates a person who is somehow related to an area of woods / thicket and is a dark (haired) wise one.
The creation of crests began around the 8th century and the symbols represented what the clans stood for. The colour red (Gules) represents "Warrior, Martyr, Military Strength" The lion on the shield represents "Fierce Courage". In Ireland the Lion represented the 'lion' season, prior to the full arrival of Summer. The symbol can also represent a great Warrior or Chief."
Market Analysis of the modern day Bruce Dwyer clan
Bruce Dwyer’s around the world were sent a survey and below is a compilation of the results. These people seem to have quite a few similarities. Considering that many of Bruce Dwyers’ ancestors left Ireland in the 18th century and many of the their modern day partners were unlikely to be of direct Irish decent it is interesting how ‘pure’ the blood lines have been.
There are some basic commonalities between these men in that they mostly have brown hair and are 6 foot or taller. Eyes are often green blue or blue. Ages are typically over 40, which is in line with the decreased popularity of the first name since its peak in the 1940’s. That’s is, there are few young people who have the first name Bruce, so respondents who are named Bruce Dwyer are statistically likely to be of an older age group.
Most Bruce Dwyer’s have a middle name that is Anglo-Saxon in origin of between five and six letters.
A few of the occupations are technical and analytical in nature, accountant, market analyst, CPA etc. This goes along with the numerological expectation quoted above. All partners were female and similarly have relatively short first names of between 4 and 6 letters.
Favorite colors are widely dispersed although two of the five respondents colours were red, which is the main color used on the family shield. Movie preference tend towards the action / drama genre.
ALL Pet preferences were for Dogs.
While it may be representative of the age group (Gen X and Baby boomer), ALL respondents had email addresses with their first and second name included in it. These serious analytical people take a no nonsense approach to life, and get on doing the things they enjoy in work and play.
If you know of a Bruce Dwyer who has not responded to this survey, please have them contact me for inclusion.
Thank you to all Bruce Dwyer's out there, you intelligent handsome bunch of leaders!
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