Discuss a surname and mention its origins, its geographical location(s) and how it fits into your genealogy research.
Cruvant / Kruvant / Cruvand / Kruvand / KroovandThe Cruvant surname originated in Lithuania, likely named from the town Krūvandai. The family has been traced back to Čekiškė, which is only 5 km north of Krūvandai. Over the past two centuries, different branches of the family have chosen different phonetic spellings, the five most common are listed above. My second great grandfather, Moshe Leyb Cruvant, appears to be the originator of the 'Cruvant' spelling. Three branches of the family immigrated to St. Louis, though others made their way to New Jersey, Canada, and Israel.
I am indebted to a cousin for a large amount of research on the Cruvant families, and have assured her I will not share her research online. So while I have a good amount of information on the descendants of four of Moshe Leyb's five brothers, I will not be sharing it below. I also do not list relatives who I know are still living.
The numbering below follows the d'Aboville system.
5.1.3 Moshe Leyb Cruvant (1857-1911) married Minnie Mojsabovski
188.8.131.52 Benjamin Cruvant (1883-1960) married (1) Goldie White (2) Dora Goldstein
184.108.40.206 David Thomas Cruvant (1885-1961) married Anna Ruben
220.127.116.11 Bertha Cruvant (1886-1978) married Barnet Newmark
18.104.22.168 Stella Crvuant (1889-1931) married Louis Julius Stern
22.214.171.124 Flora Cruvant (1892-1971) married Abraham Altman
126.96.36.199 Sol Cruvant (1893-1972) married Ida Waldman
188.8.131.52.1 Clifford Cruvant (1904-?)
184.108.40.206.2 Sarah M. Cruvant (1905-?)
220.127.116.11.3 Cecelia Cruvant (1917-2001) married Morris Markowitz
18.104.22.168.4 Morris Louis Cruvant (1920-1987) married Beatrice Morganstern
22.214.171.124.1 Bernard A Cruvant (1911-1965) married Edith Kenny
126.96.36.199.2 Naomi Melba Cruvant (1918-2000) married Sammie H Brown
188.8.131.52.1 Melvin Lester Newmark (1912-1992) married Belle Feinstein
184.108.40.206.2 Harold Newmark (1915-2003) married (1) Janice Liebovitz (2) Thelma Malpe Millstone
220.127.116.11.3 Mandel Newmark (1923-1945)
18.104.22.168.1 Aaron Cruvant Stern 1908-1981) married Mary Cohn
22.214.171.124.2 Marvyn Stern (1914-1993) married (1) Selma Rosalind Wolff (2) Lieselott Bilewski
126.96.36.199.1 Cruvant William Altman (1914-2008)
188.8.131.52.2 Monroe Leslie Cruvant (1918-1997)
My number is: 184.108.40.206.1.1.3
Photograph of modern day Kruvandai.