Tuesday 9 April 2013

Tom Cruise's Irish ancestry

Researchers in Ireland have been exploring the family tree of the Hollywood actor Tom Cruise. His line has been traced back to Andrew Cruise (d. 1780) who married Bridget Russell on 23rd January 1766 in Swords parish, County Dublin. The research can be found on the Eneclann website. The official press release from Tourism Ireland can be found here. Tom Cruise was in Dublin for the premiere of his new film Oblivion and he was presented with a copy of his family tree and his Certificate of Irish Heritage. You can see the video of the presentation here. My earlier blog post on the Cruise surname provides information on some of the early references to the surname in Ireland, a number of which have been used in the current research.