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Osker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Irish surnames are all based on the Gaelic language native to Ireland. The original Gaelic form of the name Osker is Mag Uidhir, which is derived from the word odhar, meaning dun-colored; in the genitive case, the word is uidhir.

Early Origins of the Osker family

The surname Osker was first found in County Fermanagh (Irish: Fear Manach) in the southwestern part of Northern Ireland, Province of Ulster.

Early History of the Osker family

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Osker Spelling Variations

Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Osker family name. Variations found include MacCosker, MacCusker, MacOsker, MacOscar and many more.

Early Notables of the Osker family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Osker family to the New World and Oceana

Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Osker: Edward, Francis, Hugh, James, John, Michael, Patrick, Thomas MacCosker all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; Anthony, Bernard, Edward, Hugh, James, John, Mathew, Michael, Owen, Patrick, Terrence and Thomas MacCusker all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.

Contemporary Notables of the name Osker (post 1700)

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