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Ose Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of three farmsteads, so named from the dative singular of Old Norse óss ‘river mouth’. Hungarian (Ose): from a pet form of the old secular personal name Os. Japanese: ‘small strait’ or (Ose) ‘large strait’. The latter is mostly found along the coast west of Tokyo, but neither form is very common in Japan.

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


Similar surnames: Osen, Oss, Oye, Hose, Rose, Oe, Lose, Ore, Ask, Oser

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Where is the Ose family from?

You can see how Ose families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ose family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ose families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Ose family living in Tennessee. This was 100% of all the recorded Ose's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Ose families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ose surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ose ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ose. 20% of Ose men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Ose women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ose were Farming and Housewife.

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Painter
    12%
  • Farming
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    32%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Cook
    19%
  • Housewife
    13%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ose. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ose census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ose. 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 Cards

There are 371 military records available for the last name Ose. For the veterans among your Ose ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ose lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2003, in the United States, Ose life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Ose in 1944 was 25, and 70 in 2003.

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