Cruz family crest


cruz family crest

Colors on the Cruz family crest explained

Argent (silver) - represents the values of sincerity and peacefulness that the Cruz family was known for.

Gules (red) - symbolizes martyrdom and the historic military strength of the Cruz family in those times of war when it was needed.

Or (Gold) - represents the historical generosity of this ancient family.



  Symbols on the Cruz family crest explained   

The cross - symbolizes Christ's rise from the dead to claim victory over sin. A connection to the Cruz family's early religious associations.

The snake's head - represents wisdom and how family member have acquired wisdom through the centuries.

The ten stars - symbolizes the noble and good qualities of Cruz family members, It also represents additional divine characteristics granted from a higher power.


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Origins of the Cruz family name

The name Cruz is derived from the Latin word for cross.
The name was first used as a surname by the Spanish and Portuguese, but it is now common in many other countries as well.

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Summary of the Cruz family and the Cruz family crest

  • The Cruz family name originated in Spain.
  • The Cruz family name is derived from the Spanish word for "cross."
  • The family crest features a cross prominently as a connection to the family's earliest religious beliefs.
  • The Cruz family name in Spain dates back to the early 13th century.
  • The name is derived from the Latin word for cross and it is thought that the family originally came from Italy.
  • The first Cruz family member in Spain was a man named Pedro, who settled in the town of Toledo.
  • Pedro's son, Juan, was the first to use the surname Cruz, and it has been used by the family ever since.
  • The family was one of the most powerful and influential families in the area at the time.
  • Over the centuries, the family name has continued to be associated with power and prestige.
  • The family name was also found in Castile from early times, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries.
  • The first Cruz family in America is believed to have come from Spain in the early 1600s.
  • They settled in what is now New Mexico and California.
  • The family name has been passed down through the generations and is now found throughout the United States but all Cruz family members can still trace their roots back to middle age Europe.