Oswald Family History

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Oswald Name Meaning

Scottish, northern English, and German: from an Old English personal name composed of the elements os ‘god’ + weald ‘power’. In the Middle English period, this fell together with the less common Old Norse cognate Ásvaldr. The name was introduced to Germany from England, as a result of the fame of St. Oswald, a 7th-century king of Northumbria, whose deeds were reported by Celtic missionaries to southern Germany. The name was also borne by a 10th-century English saint of Danish parentage, who was important as a monastic reformer. Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó hEodhusa (see Hussey 1).

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


Similar surnames: Oswell, Ostwald, Ewald, Seward, Howard, Edward, Wald, Osland, Sale

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Oswald Family Origin

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Oswald Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Oswald occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Oswald's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Oswald family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oswald.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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Oswald Historical Records

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Oswald Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, Oswald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Oswald in 1946 was 42, and 76 in 2004.

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