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Osen Family History

Osen Name Meaning

English: from Old French oison ‘gosling’. German (Ösen): patronymic from the personal name Öser (see Oser). German: habitational name from Oese near Hemer. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so named from the definite singular form of os, Old Norse óss ‘river mouth’. Swedish: probably an ornamental name, of unexplained origin.

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

Similar surnames: Ose, Osten, Oren, Rosen, Olsen, Oyen, Oden, Oen, Olen, Olden

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Where is the Osen family from?

You can see how Osen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Osen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Osen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 25 Osen families living in Wisconsin. This was about 64% of all the recorded Osen's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Osen families in 1880.
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What did your Osen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Osen. 16% of Osen men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Osen women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Osen were Carpenter and Bookkeeper.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Osen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osen 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 Osen. 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 868 military records available for the last name Osen. For the veterans among your Osen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Osen lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Osen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Osen in 1944 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

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