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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."

Osowski Early Origins



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.

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Osowski Spelling Variations


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Osowski Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ossowski, Ossowscy, Ossowsky, Ossowsci, Osowski, Osowscy, Osowsky and many more.

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Osowski Early History


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Osowski Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Osowski research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1360, 1643 and 1778 are included under the topic Early Osowski History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Osowski Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Osowski Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Osowski Notables 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Osowski (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Osowski (post 1700)



  • Mark Osowski (1963-2004), American basketball head coach

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Osowski Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    7. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    8. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Osowski Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Osowski 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.

    This page was last modified on 5 June 2014 at 15:46.

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