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Osland Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of three farmsteads so named. Two of the farms, in Sogn og Fjordane, are named with Old Norse Óðinsland, a compound of Óðinn (the name of an important Norse god) + land ‘land’, ‘farmstead’. The third, situated in Rogaland, has a first element of uncertain etymology. Americanized form of Norwegian Åsland, from Old Norse áss ‘hill’, ‘ridge’ + land.

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


Similar surnames: Odland, Opland, Okland, Island, Land, Ohland, Norland, Roseland

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Osland Family Origin

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Osland Family Occupations

What did your Osland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Osland occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 14% of Osland's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Carries On Farm and Clerk In Hardware Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Osland. A less common occupation for the Osland family was Farmer.

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  • Carpenter

    14%
  • Carries On Farm

    14%
  • Clerk In Hardware Store

    14%
  • Farmer

    14%

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Osland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Osland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osland 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Osland. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Osland. For the veterans among your Osland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Osland Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Osland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Osland in 1957 was 59, and 86 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Osland 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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