Brief Family History
Spelling variations include: Cross, Crosse, Croce, Crosce, Croise, Croice and others.
First found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from early times.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: John Cross, who came from Ipswich, England, on the sailing ship the "Elizabeth" in 1634. Another John Cross settled a year later, also from Ipswich, and he became a freeman in Hampton in 1635. John Cross was constable of Wells, Massachusetts Bay Colony, in 1647. John Croos (same family) settled in Boston in 1633.
Motto: Cruce dum spero fido.
Motto Translated: Whilst I have breath I confide in the cross.
Crest: A stork holding a cross formy in its beak.
Coat of Arms: A shield divided quarterly red and gold, in each of the red quarters, there is a gold cross potent.