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The prestigious surname Cruz originated in Spain, a country which has figured prominently in world affairs for hundreds of years.

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The surname Cruz was first found in Castile, in north central Spain.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cruz, de Cruz, de la Cruz, Cruces, Cruzado and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cruz research. Another 407 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1082 and 1693 are included under the topic Early Cruz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prominent among members of the family San Juan de la Cruz, sixteenth century Spanish mystic writer; sixteenth century poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, daughter of a Spanish father and a Mexican mother, considered to be Mexico's first important literary figure; seventeenth century philanthropist Sebastián de la Cruz, who founded...

Another 86 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cruz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cruz Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Miguel de la Cruz, who sailed to America in 1513
  • Hernando de la Cruz sailed to Río de la Plata in 1535
  • Gabriel de la Cruz sailed to Hispaniola in 1536
  • Pedro de la Cruz sailed to Puerto Rico in 1537
  • Francisco de la Cruz sailed to New Spain in 1538
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Cruz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Miguel DeLa Cruz, who landed in America in 1813
  • Manuel DeLa Cruz, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Rafael DeLa Cruz, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • Maria DeLa Cruz, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • A Cruz, aged 24, landed in New Orleans, La in 1838
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Cruz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Gregorio Cruz, who landed in Texas in 1910
  • Manuel Cruz, who arrived in Texas in 1910
  • Santiago Cruz, who landed in Texas in 1910
  • Porfirio Cruz, who arrived in Texas in 1910
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  • J. J. Vera Cruz, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Sal, 1884
  • John Cruz (b. 1951), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2004
  • John Cruz, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 6th District, 1982
  • Janet Cruz, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996
  • Eduardo Cruz, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Guam, 2008
  • Damon Cruz, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Alaska State Senate District L, 1994
  • Benjamin J. F. Cruz, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Guam, 2004; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Guam, 2004, 2008
  • Barney Cruz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1952
  • Angel Cruz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2004
  • Ana M. Cruz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2000, 2008; Presidential Elector for Florida, 2012
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    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
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    The Cruz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cruz Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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