Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a brave or fierce person. The surname Cruwys is derived from the Old English words crus or cruse.
Early Origins of the Cruwys 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 Cruwys family
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Cruwys Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Cruwys have been found, including Cruise, Cruice, Crouse, Cruse and others.
Early Notables of the Cruwys family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cruwys family to Ireland
Some of the Cruwys family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Cruwys family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Cruwys surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: James, John, Patrick, and William Cruice all settled in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865; Edward, Patrick, Peter, and Thomas Cruise settled in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865..
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