Cruse Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English cr(o)us(e) ‘bold’, ‘fierce’. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in France, perhaps Cruys-Staëte in Nord, apparently named with a Gaulish word crodiu ‘hard’. German: northern variant of Krause. Americanized spelling of German Kruse.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Couse, Kruse, Cruise, Crouse, Cripe, Crust, Crase, Crute, Causey

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Cruse Family Origin

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Cruse Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Annuitant and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cruse. A less common occupation for the Cruse family was Blacksmith. The most common Cruse occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 3% of Cruse's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Cruse Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Cruse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Cruse in 1944 was 24, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cruse

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