generally derives from the name of a Norman family, originally from the area of Houssaye in the Seine-Maritime region of
. The name was sometimes converted into Gaelic as Ó hEodhusa, and from that, was re-Anglicized, occasionally into Oswell.
from Hugo de Lacy. The name had first come from
where they were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bryan Hosey, who came to Maryland in 1679; Patrick Hosey, who arrived in America from Ireland
in 1740; Patrick Hosey, who came to Ottawa, Ontario in 1829.