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The name Cruise comes from a name for a brave or fierce person. The surname Cruise is derived from the Old English words crus or cruse.

Cruise Early Origins



The surname Cruise 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.

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Cruise Spelling Variations


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Cruise Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Cruise include Cruise, Cruice, Crouse, Cruse and others.

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Cruise Early History


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Cruise Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cruise research. Another 272 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cruise History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cruise Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cruise Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Cruise In Ireland


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Cruise In Ireland



Some of the Cruise 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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Cruise or a variant listed above:

Cruise Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Patrick Cruise, who landed in Virginia in 1723
  • Thomas Cruise, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773
  • Richard Cruise, who landed in New York in 1782

Cruise Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Russell Cruise, who arrived in New York, NY in 1830
  • Anna Maria Russell Cruise, who landed in New York, NY in 1841
  • Edward, Patrick, Peter, and Thomas Cruise settled in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865

Cruise Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Cruise, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1813

Cruise Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Maria Cruise, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"

Cruise Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Cruise, aged 31, a farm labourer, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cruise (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cruise (post 1700)



  • Walton Edwin Cruise (1890-1975), American Major League Baseball outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Braves
  • Julee Cruise (b. 1956), American singer, and actress
  • W. B. Cruise, American Democrat politician, Chair of Taylor County Democratic Party, 1917
  • Peter A. Cruise, American politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1924
  • Michael J. Cruise, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1928, 1932, 1936
  • John Cruise, American Democrat politician, Member of Iowa Democratic State Central Committee, 1971; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1972
  • Tom Cruise Mapother (b. 1962), Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer
  • Robert Cruise (1868-1932), Canadian Member of Parliament for Dauphin, Manitoba

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The Cruise Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cruise 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 2 November 2015 at 11:15.

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