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Cruz Family History

Cruz Name Meaning
Spanish and Portuguese: from a common and widespread religious Christian personal name from cruz ‘cross’ (Latin crux), or a habitational name from any of numerous places named Cruz or La Cruz, from this word.

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

3,964,274 Historical Documents with Cruz on Ancestry.com
3,185,980 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
34,291 Military Records
85,390 Immigration Records
485,601 Census and Voter Lists
173,012 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Cruz Families

  • Number of Cruz families
     941 - 1,880
     314 - 940
     1 - 313
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cruz families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Cruz last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Cruz census records

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Cruz Family Origin

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Cruz Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Cruz

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Cruz Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cruz census records

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Cruz Civil War Service Records

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