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Where did the Spanish Cruz family come from? What is the Spanish Cruz family crest and coat of arms? When did the Cruz family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cruz family history?

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

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

First found in Castile, in north central Spain.


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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.

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Another 136 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cruz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • 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


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


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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  1. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
  2. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
  3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 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.

This page was last modified on 23 December 2015 at 11:09.

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