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Osen Name Meaning

German (Ösen): patronymic from the personal name Öser (see Oser ). North German: habitational name from Oese near Bremervörde. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so named from the definite singular form of os Old Norse óss ‘river mouth’. Swedish: unexplained. Today it is very rare in Sweden.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ose, Osten, Oren, Rosen, Olsen, Oyen, Oden, Oen, Olen, Olden

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Where is the Osen family from?

You can see how Osen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Osen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Osen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Osen families living in Glamorgan. This was about 83% of all the recorded Osen's in United Kingdom. Glamorgan had the highest population of Osen families in 1891.
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What did your Osen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Uniform Tailor was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Osen. 100% of Osen men worked as an Uniform Tailor. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Uniform Tailor
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Osen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Osen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 868 military records available for the last name Osen. For the veterans among your Osen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Osen lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Osen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Osen in 1944 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

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