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The Dutch Os surname is a habitational name taken on from a place called Oss, in North Brabant.

Os Early Origins



The surname Os was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Os Spelling Variations


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Os Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Os, Ose, Oses, Oss, Oos, Oz, van Os, de Oz and many more.

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Os Early History


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Os Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Os research. Another 280 words (20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Os History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Os Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Os Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Os Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dirk Van Os who settled in Baltimore in 1847
  • Dirk Van Os, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Elizabeth Van Os, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Geertruida Van Os, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847

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Contemporary Notables of the name Os (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Os (post 1700)



  • David Van Os, American Democrat politician, Candidate for justice of Texas State Supreme Court, 1998, 2004; Candidate for Texas State Attorney General, 2006

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Os Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    5. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Os Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Os Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 December 2015 at 09:46.

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