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The Ossowsky 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."

Ossowsky Early Origins



The surname Ossowsky 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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Ossowsky Spelling Variations


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Ossowsky Spelling Variations



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

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Ossowsky Early History


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Ossowsky Early History



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

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Ossowsky Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ossowsky Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ossowsky Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mathias Ossowsky, who setted in New York, NY in 1872

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Ossowsky Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ossowsky 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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