A Spanish surname, De La Cruz comes from the Latin term ‘crux’ which referred to the holy cross. The spelling variations for Delacruz (De La Cruz) include Cruces, Cruzado and de Cruz. The original De La Cruz families lived in the north central region of Spain. In the 18th and 19th centuries many moved to the Dominican Republic, Mexico, The Philippine Islands, Ecuador, Cuba and to the United States. In Lancashire, England is where the De La Cruz surname has primarily been located for years. Within the United States the De La Cruz surname is chiefly located in Texas, Florida, New York, California, New Mexico and Arizona. Famous: Eulogio De La Cruz (professional baseball player), Veronica De La Cruz (television journalist on CNN and MSNBC), Ramon De La Cruz (18th century Spanish playwright), Jerry De La Cruz (artist), Juana Ines De La Cruz (a 17th century nun in colonial Mexico producing the early Mexican literature), Steffiana De La Cruz (television and film actress and model), Ulises Hernan De La Cruz (professional footballer from Ecuador), Tommy De La Cruz (professional baseball player) and Bethania De La Cruz (champion volleyball player from the Dominican Republic).