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The Dutch Oss surname is a habitational name taken on from a place called Oss, in North Brabant.

Oss Early Origins



The surname Oss was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Oss Spelling Variations


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Oss Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Os, Ose, Oses, Oss, Oos, Oz, van Os, de Oz and many more.

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Oss Early History


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Oss Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oss research. Another 280 words (20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Oss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Oss Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Oss Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Oss 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:

Oss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Albert Oss (1818-1898), born in Belgium, was a soldier in the Union Army during the American Civil War who was awarded the Medal of Honor
  • Friederich Oss, aged 19, landed in New York, NY in 1848
  • Joseph Oss, aged 47, arrived in New York, NY in 1848

Oss Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ferdinand Oss, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1921

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Contemporary Notables of the name Oss (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Oss (post 1700)



  • Harry Oss, American Republican politician, Chair of Mineral County Republican Party, 1940

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Oss Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    5. 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).
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Oss Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oss 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 10 November 2015 at 11:26.

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