Last name origins & meanings:
- English: nickname from Middle English cr(o)us(e) ‘bold’,
- 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
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