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Oswell Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin, possibly a habitational name, of which the second element appears to be Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘creek’. The first element may be a short form of an Old English personal name containing the element os ‘god’ (see for example Oswald) or its Old Norse cognate ás (see Osborne). However, the earliest known bearer of the name was Roger Wyswall, who was admitted as a burgess of Shrewsbury in 1450. The English name is found in various forms, including Woosall and Wossald. Irish (Ulster): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó hEodhusa ‘descendant of Eodhus’ (see Hussey).

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


Similar surnames: Doswell, Oswald, Boswell, Olwell, Sewell, Elwell, Powell, Rowell

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Oswell Family Origin

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Oswell Family Occupations

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  • Keeping House

    16%
  • Farmer

    11%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Works In Cotton Mill

    8%

In 1880, Keeping House, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oswell. A less common occupation for the Oswell family was Works In Cotton Mill. The most common Oswell occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 16% of Oswell's were Keeping Houses.

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