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Osgood Family History

Osgood Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse personal name Ásgautr, composed of the elements ás ‘god’ + the tribal name Gaut (see Josli). This was established in England before the Conquest, in the late Old English forms Osgot or Osgod, and was later reinforced by the Norman Ansgot. Jewish: adoption of 1 in place of some like-sounding Ashkenazic surname.

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


Similar surnames: Osmond, Good, Oswald, Esmond, Elwood, Sword, Hood, Stoop, Flood

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Where is the Osgood family from?

You can see how Osgood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Osgood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Osgood families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 141 Osgood families living in Hampshire. This was about 29% of all the recorded Osgood's in United Kingdom. Hampshire had the highest population of Osgood families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Osgood surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Osgood ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Osgood. 17% of Osgood men worked as a Gardener and 78% of Osgood women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Osgood were Farm Carter 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

  • Gardener
    17%
  • General Labourer
    15%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Farm Carter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Osgood. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Osgood. For the veterans among your Osgood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Osgood lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Osgood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Osgood in 1951 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

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