Osen Family History

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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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Osen Family Origin

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Osen Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Osen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Osen's were Farmers. Farmer and Ag'L Agent were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Osen. A less common occupation for the Osen family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Ag'L Agent

  • Carpenter


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Osen Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Osen Life Expectancy

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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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