Osman Family History
Osman Name Meaning
Muslim (mainly Sudan Egypt Somalia and Eritrea): from the personal name Osman which is a variant of ʿUthmān (see Uthman ) an Arabic Muslim name of unexplained etymology. Compare Othman . — Note: Since Somalis and Eritreans do not have hereditary surnames their name was registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US. Albanian: from the Muslim personal name Osman of ultimately Arabic origin (see 1 above). In North America this surname is probably also an altered form of the much more common Albanian variant Osmani . English (Hampshire): variant of Osmond . Americanized form of German Osmann a variant of Ossmann . Dutch: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements ans ‘god’ + man ‘man’. Croatian: from the Turkish Muslim personal name Osman (see 1 and 2 above). This surname originated as a nickname during the Turkish occupation of the Balkans.7: Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): perhaps a variant of Oshman or Hausman .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022