Cruse (surname)

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Cruse is a surname of English origin.

There are many variant spellings, including Crewes, Crewis, Crews, Cruce, Cruise, Cruize, Crus, Cruwys, De Cruce and De Cruze.[1]


  • Bruce Cruse (born 1967), Australian cricketer
  • Cindy Cruse-Ratcliff (born Cindy Cruse in 1963), singer-songwriter and the Director of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, United States
  • Colin Cruse (born 1951), former Australian rules footballer
  • Emmanuel Cruse (born 1968), French winemaker, a member of the Cruse family (see below)
  • Harold Cruse (1916–2005), social critic and teacher of African-American studies
  • Heloise Bowles Cruse (1919–1977), original author of the popular American syndicated newspaper column "Hints from Heloise"
  • Hieronymous Cruse (Jeronimus Croase) (died 1687), a soldier and explorer for the Dutch East India Company in South Africa
  • Howard Cruse (born 1944), American cartoonist
  • Howard Cruse (bishop) (1908–1979), Anglican Bishop of Knaresborough from 1965 to 1972
  • Susan Cruse, British television actress
  • Thomas Cruse (1857–1943), United States Army brigadier general awarded the Medal of Honor
  • Vicki Cruse (1967–2009), American aerobatic pilot and administrator
  • Cruse family, a family of Protestant winemakers from the Bordeaux region of France

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cruwys One-Name Study". Guild of One-Name Studies. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 

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