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 or cruse.
Early Origins of the Cruss family
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
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, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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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
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