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Osburn Family History

Osburn Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Osborne.

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

Similar surnames: Osbourn, Osborn, Osbun, Orsburn, Ozburn, Ogburn, Osbourne, Ozbun

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Where is the Osburn family from?

You can see how Osburn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Osburn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Osburn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 36 Osburn families living in London. This was about 23% of all the recorded Osburn's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Osburn families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Osburn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Osburn ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter joiner and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Osburn. 100% of Osburn men worked as a Carpenter joiner and 82% of Osburn women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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

  • Carpenter joiner

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
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Census Records

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Osburn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osburn 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Osburn. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Osburn. For the veterans among your Osburn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Osburn lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Osburn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Osburn in 1943 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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