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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


Similar surnames: Osman, Osmer, Saar, Oster, Oser, Omar, Asmar, Osher, Lubar, Kosar

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Oscar Family Origin

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Oscar Family Occupations

What did your Oscar ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Oscar ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Oscar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Oscar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oscar 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Oscar. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Oscar. For the veterans among your Oscar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oscar Life Expectancy

What is the average Oscar lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oscar

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oscar 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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