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Gender: M Origin of Crusoe: Literary surname

Crusoe, as in castaway hero Robinson, is a literary invention by author Daniel Defoe. The character says his name is an Anglicization of the German Kreutznaer, which may be a place name or mean a crossing of the river Nahe. Short form Cru was given to nearly 50 boys in a recent year.

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"Robinson Crusoe," novel by Daniel Defoe

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