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Osment Family History

Osment Name Meaning

English (Dorset and Hampshire): variant of Osmond .

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


Similar surnames: Ozment, Osmon, Osmun, Osman, Dyment, Ament, Bement, Talent, Otten

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Where is the Osment family from?

You can see how Osment families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Osment family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Osment families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Osment families living in Tennessee. This was about 60% of all the recorded Osment's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Osment families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Osment surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Osment ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Osment. 31% of Osment men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Osment women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Osment were Farm Laborer and Spinner. .

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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
    31%
  • Salesman
    18%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    67%
  • Spinner
    34%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Osment. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osment 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 521 immigration records available for the last name Osment. 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 756 military records available for the last name Osment. For the veterans among your Osment ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Osment lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Osment life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Osment in 1950 was 63, and 75 in 2004.

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