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Cruse Surname Origin

1. = Crews/Crewes. 2. Brisk, Nimble, Lively [Middle English crus/cruse, Northern English and Scottish crous/crouse; Swedish krus, crisp]. 3. a nickname or trade-name from the Cruse or Pot [Middle English cruse; Scandinavian krus, a mug = Dutch kroes, a pot, cup]. 4. Anglicization of foreign names = Cross, [Old French cruz, cruiz (French croix), Spanish cruz, Dutch kruis, all from Latin crux, crucis, a cross].
Source: Surnames of the United Kingdom, A Concise Etymological Dictionary; Henry Harrison; Vol.1 & 2.; The Eaton Press, 190 Ebury Street, London, S.W; 1912.


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