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Osler Name Meaning

English: variant of Ostler. Possibly an altered form of German Ostler.

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

Similar surnames: Hosler, Ostler, Oiler, Oyler, Vosler, Oller, Osmer, Osley, Ohler

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Where is the Osler family from?

You can see how Osler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Osler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Osler families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Osler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 33% of all the recorded Osler's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Osler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Osler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Osler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Osler. 23% of Osler men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Osler women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Osler were Machinist and Clerk.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Osler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osler 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Osler. 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 Osler. For the veterans among your Osler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Osler lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Osler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Osler in 1948 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

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