Cruse Family History
Cruse Name Meaning
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.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press