Osler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Osler family

The surname Osler 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 Osler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Osler 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 Osler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Osler 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 Osler 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...
Another 67 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Osler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Osler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Osler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Osler, who arrived in Georgia in 1735 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Osler (post 1700) +

  • Britton Bath "B.B." Osler (1839-1901), Canadian lawyer and prosecutor, co-founder of the law firm McCarthy, Osler, Hoskin & Creelman, now known Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, one of Canada's largest business law firms
  • Sir William Osler (1849-1919), 1st Baronet, Canadian physician, one of the four founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Wilbur F. Osler, American Republican politician, Mayor of Leonia, New Jersey, 1940 [4]
  • John Osler, American Democratic Party politician, Postmaster at Long Beach, California, 1961-62 (acting, 1961-62) [4]
  • F. H. Osler, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1908 [4]
  • Edwin J. Osler, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Camden County, 1862-63 [4]
  • David W. Osler, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Lycoming County, 1899-1902 [4]
  • Abraham Follett Osler (1808-1903), known as A. Follett Osler, English pioneer in the study of meteorological and chronological data
  • Edmund Boyd Osler (1919-1987), Canadian politician, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre (1968-1972)
  • Sir Edmund Boyd Osler (1845-1924), Canadian businessman, politician, and philanthropist
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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