The name Crouce comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a brave or fierce person. The surname Crouce is derived from the Old English words crus
Early Origins of the Crouce family
The surname Crouce was first found in Bedfordshire
(Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England
, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon
kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Crouce family
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Crouce Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Crouce has undergone many spelling variations
, including Cruise, Cruice, Crouse, Cruse, Cruize, Crouce and others.
Early Notables of the Crouce family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crouce family to Ireland
Some of the Crouce family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Crouce family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Crouce were among those contributors: James, John, Patrick, and William Cruice all settled in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865; Edward, Patrick, Peter, and Thomas Cruise settled in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865..