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Osbourne Family History

Osbourne Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Osborne.

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

Similar surnames: Osbourn, Osburn, Osborn, Osborne, Osbun, Orsborn, Orsburn, Coulbourne

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Where is the Osbourne family from?

You can see how Osbourne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Osbourne family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Osbourne families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 114 Osbourne families living in Lincolnshire. This was about 15% of all the recorded Osbourne's in the UK. Lincolnshire had the highest population of Osbourne families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Osbourne surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Osbourne 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 Osbourne. 12% of Osbourne men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Osbourne women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Osbourne were Builders Labourer and Housekeeper.

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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
  • Farm Labourer
  • Dock Labourer
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Osbourne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osbourne 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Osbourne. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Osbourne. For the veterans among your Osbourne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Osbourne lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Osbourne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Osbourne in 1948 was 38, and 65 in 2004.

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