The name Cruss is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Cruss was a name used for a brave or fierce person. The surname Cruss is derived from the Old English words crus
Early Origins of the Cruss family
The surname Cruss 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 Cruss family
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Cruss Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Cruss include Cruise, Cruice, Crouse, Cruse and others.
Early Notables of the Cruss family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cruss family to Ireland
Some of the Cruss family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Cruss family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Cruss were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Cruss Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Paul Cruss, who arrived in Frederick County, Maryland in 1763 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)