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Oscar Family History

Oscar Name Meaning
Scandinavian and English: from the personal name Oscar, which is of Gaelic origin, composed of the elements os ‘deer’ + cara ‘friend’. The personal name owes its popularity in Scandinavia and elsewhere to the Ossian poems of James MacPherson (1760), which enjoyed a great vogue in the latter part of the 18th century.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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78,531 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,126 Military Records
3,517 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Oscar Families

  • Number of Oscar families
     31 - 60
     11 - 30
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Oscar families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Oscar last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Oscar Family Origin

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Oscar Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Oscar

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Oscar Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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