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

Cruz Early Origins



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

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Cruz Spelling Variations


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Cruz Spelling Variations



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

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Cruz Early History


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Cruz Early History



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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Cruz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cruz Early Notables (pre 1700)



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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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Contemporary Notables of the name Cruz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cruz (post 1700)



  • 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
  • ... (Another 23 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. 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.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    11. ...

    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 8 December 2016 at 01:45.

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