The Osowski name is derived from any of various place names such as Osów, Osowa, Osowo, Ossowo, Ossowa, and Ossów in Warszawa. These place names come from either the word "osowy" meaning "aspen," or "osa," meaning "wasp."
Early Origins of the Osowski family
The surname Osowski was first found in West Prussia
, Poland and Pomerelia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. The surname is generally understood to be a habitation name. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
Early History of the Osowski family
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Osowski Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Ossowski, Ossowscy, Ossowsky, Ossowsci, Osowski, Osowscy, Osowsky and many more.
Early Notables of the Osowski family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Osowski family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Osowski Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- John Osowski, who arrived in Kansas in 1925
Contemporary Notables of the name Osowski (post 1700)
- Mark Osowski (1963-2004), American basketball head coach