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Osman is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066. The Osman family lived in Dorset. The name, however, is a reference to Osmandville, on the River Bire in Bessin, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Osman Early Origins



The surname Osman was first found in Dorset at Melbury Osmond, a village and civil parish in the union of Beaminster, hundred of Yetminster that dates back to 1283 when it was first listed as Melebur Osmund. "Melbury" roughly means "multi-coloured fortified place" from the Old English "maele" + burh." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Hence collectively the place name meant "fortified place of a man called Osmund." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Little is known about the place name other than the parish church, St. Osmund's was thought to have been built before 1550. It was completely rebuilt in 1745.

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Osman Spelling Variations


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Osman Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Osmond, Osmund, Osmont, Osmonde, Osmand, Osman, Ozment and many more.

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Osman Early History


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Osman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Osman research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 155 and 1555 are included under the topic Early Osman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Osman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Osman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Osman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Osman In Ireland


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Osman In Ireland



Some of the Osman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Osman or a variant listed above:

Osman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Adam Osman, who immigrated to Virginia in 1623
  • Adam Osman, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • John Osman, who arrived in Virginia in 1658

Osman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Wilhelm Osman, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782

Osman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Osman, who landed in America in 1804

Osman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Philip Osman, who landed in Canada in 1828
  • Jacob Osman, who landed in Canada in 1832

Osman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Osman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constitution" in 1851
  • Henry Osman, aged 33, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee"

Osman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • L. E. Osman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Anazi" in 1875
  • Francis Osman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Anazi" in 1875
  • Frank A. Osman arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Abeona" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Osman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Osman (post 1700)



  • Donny Osman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 2000
  • Dan Osman (1963-1998), Asian-American extreme sport practitioner
  • Mike Osman (b. 1959), English radio presenter, impressionist and entertainer
  • Mat Osman (b. 1967), English musician
  • Abdul Osman (b. 1987), Ghanaian-born English footballer
  • Susan Osman, British journalist and news presenter for the BBC
  • Russell Osman (b. 1959), former England international footballer
  • Matthew Osman (b. 1983), Central Coast Mariners F. C. footballer
  • Magued Osman, Egyptian academic
  • Levent Osman (b. 1977), Australian footballer of Turkish descent
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Osman Historic Events


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Osman Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Frank Osman, aged 28, English Able Seaman from Itchen, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 2

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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  11. ...

The Osman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Osman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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