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Oswald Name Meaning

Scottish, northern English, and German: from an Old English personal name composed of the elements os ‘god’ + weald ‘power’. In the Middle English period, this fell together with the less common Old Norse cognate Ásvaldr. The name was introduced to Germany from England, as a result of the fame of St. Oswald, a 7th-century king of Northumbria, whose deeds were reported by Celtic missionaries to southern Germany. The name was also borne by a 10th-century English saint of Danish parentage, who was important as a monastic reformer. Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó hEodhusa (see Hussey 1).

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


Similar surnames: Oswell, Ostwald, Ewald, Seward, Howard, Edward, Wald, Osland, Sale

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Oswald Family Origin

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Oswald Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Annuitant

    3%
  • Engine Fitter

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oswald. A less common occupation for the Oswald family was Engine Fitter. The most common Oswald occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Oswald's were Coal Miners.

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Oswald Historical Records

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Oswald Life Expectancy

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