When John Benito Cruz was born on 11 June 1910, in Trinidad, Las Animas, Colorado, United States, his father, Casimiro Cruz, was 40 and his mother, Mary E King, was 40. He died before 12 March 1999.
Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Luis, Carlos, Manuel, Miguel, Francisco, Pedro, Jesus, Angel, Ramon, Roberto. Portuguese Joao, Wenceslao, Anatolio, Godofredo, Ligia, Paulo, Sil, Albano, Joaquim, Manoel, Margarida, Omero.
Spanish and Portuguese:
topographic name for someone who lived by a cross or crossroad, from cruz ‘cross’ (from Latin crux), or a habitational name from any of numerous places called (La) Cruz. Compare Spanish Lacruz .