Delacruz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prestigious surname Delacruz originated in Spain, a country which has figured prominently in world affairs for hundreds of years.

Early Origins of the Delacruz family

The surname Delacruz was first found in Castile, in north central Spain.

Early History of the Delacruz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delacruz research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1082 and 1693 are included under the topic Early Delacruz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Delacruz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cruz, de Cruz, de la Cruz, Cruces, Cruzado and others.

Early Notables of the Delacruz family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family San Juan de la Cruz, sixteenth century Spanish mystic writer; sixteenth century poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, daughter of a Spanish father and a Mexican mother, considered to be Mexico's first important literary figure; seventeenth century philanthropist Sebastián de la Cruz, who founded the hospital of San Juan de Dios in Havana in 1693; eighteenth century Spanish dramatist Ramón de la...
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Delacruz Ranking

In the United States, the name Delacruz is the 979th most popular surname with an estimated 29,844 people with that name. [1]


United States Delacruz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Delacruz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hernando DeLaCruz, who arrived in Rio de la Plata in 1835 [2]
  • Rafael DeLaCruz, who arrived in Texas in 1835 [2]
  • Maria DeLaCruz, who arrived in Texas in 1835 [2]
  • Pedro DeLaCruz, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1837 [2]
  • Francisco DeLaCruz, who arrived in New Spain in 1838 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Delacruz migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [3]
Delacruz Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Gabriel DeLaCruz, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1836 [2]
  • Jeronimo DeLaCruz, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1836 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Delacruz (post 1700) +

  • Joe DeLaCruz (1937-2000), Native American leader in Washington
  • Valentín de la Cruz (1928-2021), Spanish monk and historian, member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
  • Mariano de la Cruz, Spanish psychiatrist and bullfight critic
  • Filimon "Fil" Delacruz (b. 1950), Filipino National artist nominee, visual artist and a master printmaker


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies


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