The name Oseman is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a mounted warrior, rider, groom, or horse-dealer. The surname Oseman is derived from the Old English words hors,
which means horse,
which means man
Early Origins of the Oseman family
The surname Oseman was first found in Buckinghamshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Oseman family
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Oseman Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Oseman include Horsman, Horseman and others.
Early Notables of the Oseman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Oseman family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Christopher Horsman settled in Fort Cumberland
Nova Scotia in 1775; Marmaduke Horsman settled in New Jersey in 1677.