Ossman Family History

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Ossman Name Meaning

Dutch: variant spelling of Osman 3 and 4. German (Ossmann): from a personal name composed of Germanic ans ‘god’ + man ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Osman, Gossman, Essman, Mossman, Ostman, Rossman, Kossman, Oman

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Ossman Family Origin

Where is the Ossman family from?

Ossman Family Occupations

What did your Ossman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ossman family was Coal Miner. The most common Ossman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Ossman's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ossman.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Coal Miner


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

Ossman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Ossman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ossman 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 457 immigration records available for the last name Ossman. 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 774 military records available for the last name Ossman. For the veterans among your Ossman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ossman Life Expectancy

What is the average Ossman lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Ossman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ossman in 1950 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ossman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ossman 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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