The saga of the name Osison begins among the Viking settlers who arrived in Scotland
in the medieval era. The name Osison is derived from the name Aassi,
which is a Old Norse form of the Old English personal name Oswald,
which means divine power.
The original spelling of the surname Osison was Aassiesen,
and this form is preserved in the Shetlands; many diminutive forms of the surname also exist. The surname was recorded in the Landnamabok
(the Icelandic Book of settlement), as Asi.
Early Origins of the Osison family
The surname Osison was first found in the Shetlands, where it is a form of Oswald.
Early History of the Osison family
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Osison Spelling Variations
Contemporary spellings of ancient Scottish names often bear little resemblance to the original recorded versions. These spelling variations
result from the fact that medieval scribes spelled words and names alike according to their sounds. Osison has been spelled Aassie, Assi, Assie, Aasie, Hoseason, Hosison and many more.
Early Notables of the Osison family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Osison family to Ireland
Some of the Osison family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Osison family to the New World and Oceana
The colonies on the fertile east coast of North America soon had many farms run by Scots. These hardy settlers provided a backbone for the great nations of the United States and Canada that would emerge in the next centuries. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Osison or a variant listed above, including: William Hoseason, and family who migrated directly from the Shetlands about 1730 to Jamaica. This family eventually married into the distinguished Bruce family of Jamaica..