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For other uses, see Cruz (disambiguation).
Family name
Meister des Reliquienkreuzes von Cosenza 002.jpg
Pronunciation Spanish: IPA: [kruθ] or [krus]
Portuguese: IPA: [kruʃ]
Meaning Cross
Region of origin Spain, Portugal
Language(s) of origin Spanish, Portuguese.
Related names "Vera Cruz", "Santa Cruz"

Cruz is a surname of Iberian origin, first found in Castile, Spain. It means “cross,” either the figure or a cross of lines or ways in Spanish and Portuguese. In The Philippines the word is rendered to “krus”, but the Spanish form is used for surnames. The word "Cruz", as well as "Vera Cruz" ("True Cross") and "Santa Cruz" ("Holy Cross") are used as surnames and topological names.

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