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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.

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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.


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Crouse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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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

  • Johannas Crouse, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Jacob Crouse, who landed in New England in 1775

Crouse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Crouse, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1828
  • Michael Crouse, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1833
  • George Crouse, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1845

Crouse Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Crouse U.E who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783

Crouse Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Becker Crouse, who arrived in Canada in 1834
  • Henry Crouse, who arrived in Canada in 1841
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  • Ray Crouse (b. 1959), American former NFL and CFL running back
  • Clyde "Bucky" Ellsworth Crouse (1897-1983), American Major League Baseball catcher
  • David Crouse (b. 1971), American short story writer and teacher from Boston, Massachusetts
  • Wayne Crouse (1924-2000), American viola professor emeritus at the University of Oklahoma
  • Timothy Crouse (b. 1947), American journalist and writer
  • Russel Crouse (1893-1966), American playwright and librettist awarded a 1946 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
  • Lindsay Ann Crouse (b. 1948), American actress, daughter of Russel Crouse
  • Michael R. Crouse (b. 1990), Canadian professional baseball outfielder from Port Moody, British Columbia
  • Lloyd Roseville Crouse PC ONS (1918-2007), Canadian businessman and politician, the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
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  • A Krouse (also Crouse) Family in America by Thomas E. Krouse.
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    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    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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