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Osland Surname Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of the three farmsteads so named. Two of the farms in Sogn og Fjordane are named with Old Norse Óthinsland a compound of Óthinn (the name of an important Norse god) + land ‘(piece of) land farmstead’. The third situated in Rogaland has a first element of uncertain etymology. Americanized form of Norwegian Åsland: habitational name from any of several places in Norway so named from Old Norse áss ‘hill ridge’ + land. Compare Ashland English (Welsh Borders): variant of Oseland unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Odland, Opland, Okland, Island, Land, Ohland, Norland, Roseland

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Where is the Osland family from?

You can see how Osland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Osland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Osland families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 25 Osland families living in Wiltshire. This was about 30% of all the recorded Osland's in United Kingdom. Wiltshire had the highest population of Osland families in 1891.
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What did your Osland ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Clerk Traffic Department and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Osland. 50% of Osland men worked as a Clerk Traffic Department and 100% of Osland women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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

  • Clerk Traffic Department
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

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There are 478 military records available for the last name Osland. For the veterans among your Osland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Osland lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Osland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Osland in 1957 was 59, and 86 in 2004.

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