Osland Family History
Osland Name Meaning
Norwegian: habitational name from any of three farmsteads so named. Two of the farms, in Sogn og Fjordane, are named with Old Norse Óðinsland, a compound of Óðinn (the name of an important Norse god) + land ‘land’, ‘farmstead’. The third, situated in Rogaland, has a first element of uncertain etymology. Americanized form of Norwegian Åsland, from Old Norse áss ‘hill’, ‘ridge’ + land.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press