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Oser Family History

Oser Name Meaning

from a personal name composed of Germanic ans ‘god’ + heri, hari ‘army’. habitational name for someone from any of several places called Oos, for example in Baden. (Öser): habitational name from any of several places called Oes or Öse.

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


Similar surnames: Oster, Oeser, Roser, Osen, Ozer, Over, Omer, Osmer, Noser, Moser

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Where is the Oser family from?

You can see how Oser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oser family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Oser families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Oser family living in Missouri. This was about 50% of all the recorded Oser's in the USA. Missouri and 1 other state had the highest population of Oser families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Oser. 16% of Oser men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Oser women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oser were Salesman and Stenographer.

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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

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    15%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Oser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oser 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 Oser. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Oser. For the veterans among your Oser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oser lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Oser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Oser in 1962 was 57, and 66 in 2004.

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