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Ossman Name Meaning

Dutch: variant spelling of Osman 3 and 4. German (Ossmann): from a personal name composed of Germanic ans ‘god’ + man ‘man’.

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


Similar surnames: Osman, Gossman, Essman, Mossman, Ostman, Rossman, Kossman, Oman

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Where is the Ossman family from?

You can see how Ossman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ossman family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Ossman families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Ossman families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Ossman's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ossman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ossman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ossman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ossman. 30% of Ossman men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Ossman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ossman were Salesman 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
    30%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Machinist
    9%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Seamstress
    19%
  • Secretary
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Ossman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ossman 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 457 immigration records available for the last name Ossman. 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 774 military records available for the last name Ossman. For the veterans among your Ossman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ossman lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Ossman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ossman in 1950 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

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