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Cruise Family History

Cruise Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Cruse. Americanized spelling of German and Danish Kruse.

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


Similar surnames: Cruse, Crewse, Crouse, Cripe, Couse, Kruse, Crise, Crisp, Crist

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Where is the Cruise family from?

You can see how Cruise families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cruise family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cruise families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Cruise families living in Indiana. This was about 13% of all the recorded Cruise's in USA. Indiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Cruise families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cruise surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cruise ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cruise. 23% of Cruise men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Cruise women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cruise were Operator and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Operator
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Teacher
    7%
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What Cruise family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Cruise. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cruise census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Cruise. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Cruise. For the veterans among your Cruise ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cruise lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Cruise life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cruise in 1941 was 53, and 78 in 2004.

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