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Osher Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Osher (Hebrew Asher ‘blessed’).

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


Similar surnames: Usher, Asher, Oster, Shor, Ascher, Oshel, Sher, Oser, Kocher, Osmer

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Where is the Osher family from?

You can see how Osher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Osher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Osher families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Osher families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Osher's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Osher families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Osher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Osher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Osher. 23% of Osher men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Osher women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Osher were Proprietor and Secretary. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Salesman
    21%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Proprietor
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    32%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Secretary
    10%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Osher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osher 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 726 immigration records available for the last name Osher. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 281 military records available for the last name Osher. For the veterans among your Osher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Osher lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Osher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Osher in 1962 was 74, and 59 in 2004.

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