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Languedoc is the region of ancient France from which the name Crous was derived. It comes from when the family lived in Languedoc, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Crous Early Origins



The surname Crous was first found in Languedoc, where this eminent family held a family seat from ancient times.

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Crous Spelling Variations


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Crous Spelling Variations



There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Lacroix, Lacrois, Lacroie, Lacroies, La Croix, Croix, Croixe, Crois, Croise, Cruce, Lacruce, La Cruce, La Croise and many more.

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Crous Early History


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Crous Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crous research. Another 418 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1568, 1645, 1661, 1717, 1764, 1783, 1817, and 1821 are included under the topic Early Crous History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crous Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crous Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Crous 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



By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Crous has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Crous were

Crous Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Crous, aged 19, who settled in America from Ennis, in 1902
  • Esposito Crous, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Acerra, in 1903
  • Giocomo Crous, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1917

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crous (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crous (post 1700)



  • Marie Crous, French mathematician who introduced the decimal system to France in the 17th century
  • Petrus Arnoldus Crous (b. 1955), South African professional boxer, WBC Cruiserweight Champion (1984-1985)
  • Charl Crous (b. 1990), South African three-time gold medalist and two-time silver medalist swimmer

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Crous Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    6. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Crous Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crous 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 6 January 2016 at 20:55.

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