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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Oscar Family Origin

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Oscar Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Oscar family was Keeping House. The most common Oscar occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Oscar's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oscar.

Source: Census data for Oscar | Data not to scale

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Oscar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Oscar in 1948 was 53, and 48 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oscar

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