Meaning and Origin of: Cruse

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.