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Osman Name Meaning

Turkish: from the Turkish personal name Osman, Turkish form of Arabic ?Uthman. This was the name of the third of the ‘rightly guided’ khalifs (ruled 644–656), one of the ten Companions of the Prophet Muhammad, to whom he gave the good news of entering into paradise. English: variant of Osmond. Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ans ‘god’ + man ‘man’. Dutch: occupational name for an ox driver, from os ‘ox’, ‘bullock’ + man ‘man’. German (Osmann): variant of Ossmann (see Ossman). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): of uncertain origin; perhaps a variant of Oshman or Hausman.

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

Similar surnames: Orman, Ossman, Rosman, Kosman, Oman, Oxman, Norman, Notman, Gosman

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Where is the Osman family from?

You can see how Osman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Osman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Osman families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 273 Osman families living in Hampshire. This was about 26% of all the recorded Osman's in United Kingdom. Hampshire had the highest population of Osman families in 1891.
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What did your Osman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Osman. 10% of Osman men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Osman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Osman were Builders Labourer and Incapacitated. .

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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
  • Bricklayer
  • Lorry Driver
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

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

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Osman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osman 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Osman. 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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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Osman. For the veterans among your Osman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Osman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Osman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Osman in 1944 was 26, and 74 in 2004.

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