Osborne Family History

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Osborne Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse personal name Ásbjorn, composed of the elements ás ‘god’ + björn ‘bear’. This was established in England before the Conquest, in the late Old English form Osbern, and was later reinforced by Norman Osbern. The surname Osborne has also been widely established in Ireland since the 16th century.

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

Similar surnames: Osmond, Ogborn, Osbourne, Odiorne, Osborn, Borne, Stone, Byrne, Borns

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Osborne Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Osborne name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Osborne. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Osborne Family Origin

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Osborne Family Occupations

What did your Osborne ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Osborne occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Osborne's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Osborne. A less common occupation for the Osborne family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Osborne Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 542,000 census records available for the last name Osborne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osborne census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 77,000 immigration records available for the last name Osborne. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 80,000 military records available for the last name Osborne. For the veterans among your Osborne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Osborne Life Expectancy

What is the average Osborne lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Osborne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Osborne in 1940 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Osborne ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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