Osgood Family History

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Osgood Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse personal name Ásgautr, composed of the elements ás ‘god’ + the tribal name Gaut (see Josli). This was established in England before the Conquest, in the late Old English forms Osgot or Osgod, and was later reinforced by the Norman Ansgot. Jewish: adoption of 1 in place of some like-sounding Ashkenazic surname.

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

Similar surnames: Osmond, Good, Oswald, Esmond, Elwood, Sword, Hood, Stoop, Flood

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Osgood Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Osgood name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Osgood. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Osgood Family Origin

Where is the Osgood family from?

Osgood Family Occupations

What did your Osgood ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Osgood family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Osgood. The most common Osgood occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Osgood's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Osgood Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Osgood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osgood 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Osgood. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Osgood. For the veterans among your Osgood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Osgood Life Expectancy

What is the average Osgood lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Osgood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Osgood in 1951 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Osgood 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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