Cruise (name)

Cruise (name)

Cruise is a surname of English origin, a variant form of Cruse. Another way of spelling the name is Cruize.

In Ireland, Cruise is an old surname of Anglo-Norman origin which has been present there since the Anglo-Norman invasion in 1169. The family held lands in Counties Dublin and Meath. In early records the name is mostly spelled de Cruys/Cruys, and sometimes Cruce or Crues, but the spelling evolved to Cruise, and this is now the predominant spelling of the surname in Ireland today. Some time before 1176 Augustino de Cruce witnessed a grant by Strongbow of land in Dublin, and this is the earliest reference to the surname in Ireland found to date[1]. According to World Names Public Profiler[2], the highest density of the surname Cruise is still to be found in Ireland, particularly in County Dublin.


People with the surname Cruise

See also

  • Cruz, Spanish surname meaning "cross"
  • Cruise (disambiguation)
  • Cruse


  1. ^ T. Gilbert (ed.), Register of the abbey of St Thomas, Dublin (London, 1889), 370. Cited in An Archaeological and Historical Assessment of Cruicetown Church and Graveyard, Cruicetown, Co. Meath. Commissioned by the Cruicetown Cemetery Conservation Committee and carried out by the Discovery Programme’s Medieval Rural Settlement Project, issued 27 May 2005.
  2. ^

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