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Osborn Family History

Osborn Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Osborne.

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


Similar surnames: Osbourn, Osburn, Orsborn, Osbon, Osborne, Osbun, Osbourne, Ozburn

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Where is the Osborn family from?

You can see how Osborn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Osborn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Osborn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 1,574 Osborn families living in London. This was about 28% of all the recorded Osborn's in the UK. London had the highest population of Osborn families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Osborn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Osborn ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Osborn. 6% of Osborn men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Osborn women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Osborn were Carpenter and Housewife.

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    6%
  • Bricklayer
    4%
  • Builders Labourer
    3%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
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Census Records

There are 345,000 census records available for the last name Osborn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osborn 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Osborn. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 47,000 military records available for the last name Osborn. For the veterans among your Osborn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Osborn lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Osborn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Osborn in 1942 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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