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The name Crouse is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone who was a brave or fierce person. The surname Crouse is derived from the Old English words crus or cruse.
The surname Crouse 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.
Crouse has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Cruise, Cruice, Crouse, Cruse, Cruize, Crouce and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crouse research. Another 272 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crouse History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Crouse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Crouse family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Crouses to arrive on North American shores:
Crouse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Crouse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Crouse Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Crouse Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
The Crouse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crouse 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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