Osman Family History

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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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Osman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Osman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Osman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Middle East


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Osman Family Origin

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Osman Family Occupations

What did your Osman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, farmer, C.S.Manager and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Osman. A less common occupation for the Osman family was Farm Labourer. The most common Osman occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Osman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • C.S.Manager

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Osman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Osman Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Osman. 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 Card

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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Osman Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Osman 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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