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
18.104.22.168 Benjamin Cruvant (1883-1960) married (1) Goldie White (2) Dora Goldstein
22.214.171.124 David Thomas Cruvant (1885-1961) married Anna Ruben
126.96.36.199 Bertha Cruvant (1886-1978) married Barnet Newmark
188.8.131.52 Stella Crvuant (1889-1931) married Louis Julius Stern
184.108.40.206 Flora Cruvant (1892-1971) married Abraham Altman
220.127.116.11 Sol Cruvant (1893-1972) married Ida Waldman
18.104.22.168.1 Clifford Cruvant (1904-?)
22.214.171.124.2 Sarah M. Cruvant (1905-?)
126.96.36.199.3 Cecelia Cruvant (1917-2001) married Morris Markowitz
188.8.131.52.4 Morris Louis Cruvant (1920-1987) married Beatrice Morganstern
184.108.40.206.1 Bernard A Cruvant (1911-1965) married Edith Kenny
220.127.116.11.2 Naomi Melba Cruvant (1918-2000) married Sammie H Brown
18.104.22.168.1 Melvin Lester Newmark (1912-1992) married Belle Feinstein
22.214.171.124.2 Harold Newmark (1915-2003) married (1) Janice Liebovitz (2) Thelma Malpe Millstone
126.96.36.199.3 Mandel Newmark (1923-1945)
188.8.131.52.1 Aaron Cruvant Stern 1908-1981) married Mary Cohn
184.108.40.206.2 Marvyn Stern (1914-1993) married (1) Selma Rosalind Wolff (2) Lieselott Bilewski
220.127.116.11.1 Cruvant William Altman (1914-2008)
18.104.22.168.2 Monroe Leslie Cruvant (1918-1997)
My number is: 22.214.171.124.1.1.3
Photograph of modern day Kruvandai.