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Early Origins of the Hosler family

The surname Hosler was first found in Oxfordshire where William Hostiler was recorded at Eynsham in 1190. A few years later, Robert, Edid le Osteler was registered in the Assize Rolls for Staffordshire in 1204, and later at Oseney in Oxfordshire in 1260. Henry Husteler was found in the Subsidy Rolls for Yorkshire in 1301. [1]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 included Godfrey le Hoselur and later, Richard le Hosteler was found in the Writs of Parliament c. 1318. [2]

Early History of the Hosler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hosler research. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1501, 1562, 1614, 1674, 1694, 1715, 1738, 1782 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Hosler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hosler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ostler, Hostler, Hosteller, Hostiller, Hustler, Oastler, Osler, Ossler, Husler and many more.

Early Notables of the Hosler family

Distinguished members of the family include William Ostler (died 1614), an actor in English Renaissance theatre, a member of the King's Men, the company of William Shakespeare. John Hustler (1715-1790), was a philanthropist, a native of Bradford, Yorkshire, where his family had been resident and engaged in the wool trade since the early years of the seventeenth century. His parents were members of the Society of Friends, and...
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Hosler Ranking

In the United States, the name Hosler is the 10,488th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [3]


United States Hosler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hosler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michael Hosler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [4]

Australia Hosler migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hosler Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Hosler (post 1700) +

  • Neil Hosler McElroy (1904-1972), American politician, Secretary of Defense, 1957-59. Received the Medal of Freedom in 1959
  • Neil Hosler McElroy (1904-1972), American Secretary of Defense and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

USS Arizona
  • Mr. John Emmet Hosler, American Seaman First Class from Ohio, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [6]


  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
  4. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th April 2022). https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/england
  6. Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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