Osness Family History

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Osness Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farmsteads, most in western Norway, named from Old Norse óss ‘river mouth’ + nes ‘headland’, ‘promontory’.

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

Similar surnames: Otness, Urness, Ness, Rogness, Fodness, Oines, Eidsness, Osen, Axness

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Osness Family Origin

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Osness Family Occupations

What did your Osness ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Housewife was the top reported job for people in the UK named Osness.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Osness Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 970 census records available for the last name Osness. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osness census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 204 immigration records available for the last name Osness. 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 Card

There are 273 military records available for the last name Osness. For the veterans among your Osness ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Osness Life Expectancy

What is the average Osness lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Osness life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Osness in 1961 was 47, and 62 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Osness ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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