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Osowski Name Meaning

Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from any of various places called Osów Osowa Osowo Ossowo Ossowa etc. all named either with osowy (adjective) ‘aspen’ or with osa ‘wasp’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Kosowski, Ostrowski, Sosnowski, Borowski, Osinski, Kotowski, Lisowski

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Where is the Osowski family from?

You can see how Osowski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Osowski family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Osowski families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Osowski families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Osowski's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Osowski families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Osowski surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Osowski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Osowski. 35% of Osowski men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Osowski women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Osowski were Machinist 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
    35%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    14%
  • Cashier
    14%
  • Machine Operator
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Osowski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osowski 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 764 immigration records available for the last name Osowski. 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 857 military records available for the last name Osowski. For the veterans among your Osowski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Osowski lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Osowski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Osowski in 1953 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

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