Osland History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Osland family

The surname Osland was first found in Oxfordshire where William Hostiler was recorded at Eynsham in 1190. A few years later, Robert, Edid le Osteler was registered in the Assize Rolls for Staffordshire in 1204, and later at Oseney in Oxfordshire in 1260. Henry Husteler was found in the Subsidy Rolls for Yorkshire in 1301. [1]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 included Godfrey le Hoselur and later, Richard le Hosteler was found in the Writs of Parliament c. 1318. [2]

Early History of the Osland family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Osland research. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1562, 1674, 1738, 1501, 1694, 1614, 1715, 1790 and 1782 are included under the topic Early Osland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Osland Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ostler, Hostler, Hosteller, Hostiller, Hustler, Oastler, Osler, Ossler, Husler and many more.

Early Notables of the Osland family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include William Ostler (died 1614), an actor in English Renaissance theatre, a member of the King's Men, the company of William Shakespeare. John Hustler (1715-1790), was a philanthropist, a native of Bradford, Yorkshire, where his family had been resident and engaged in the wool trade since the early years of the seventeenth century. His parents were members of the Society of Friends, and...
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Migration of the Osland family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Ostler, who arrived in Antigua (Antego) in 1747; Volen Ostler, who arrived in Virginia in 1673; Samuel Ostler, who came to Virginia in 1674; Eliz Ostler, who settled in Virginia in 1682.


Contemporary Notables of the name Osland (post 1700) +

  • Les Osland (1921-1993), Canadian politician, New Democratic member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1973 to 1977
  • Erna Osland (b. 1951), Norwegian teacher and author of children's literature, awarded the Norwegian Critics Prize for Best children's book in 1999
  • Einar Osland (1886-1955), Norwegian politician for the Liberal Party

HMS Dorsetshire
  • William George Osland (d. 1945), British Leading Steward aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [3]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html


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