Cruse Family History

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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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cruse name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cruse. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Cruse Family Origin

Where is the Cruse family from?

Cruse Family Occupations

What did your Cruse ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Labourer

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cruse ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cruse Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Cruse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cruse census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Cruse. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Cruse. For the veterans among your Cruse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cruse Life Expectancy

What is the average Cruse lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cruse

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cruse ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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