Ose History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Ose family

The surname Ose 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.

Important Dates for the Ose family

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Ose Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Ose family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Ose family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Dirk Van Os who settled in Baltimore in 1847. Albert Oss (1818-1898), born in Belgium, was a soldier in the Union Army during the American Civil War who was awarded the Medal of Honor..

Contemporary Notables of the name Ose (post 1700)

  • Douglas A. Ose (b. 1955), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from California 3rd District, 1999-2005 [1]
  • Alfred O. Ose, American Democrat politician, Member of Alaska State House of Representatives 6th District, 1973-74 [1]
  • Ose Richey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1940 [2]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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