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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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. 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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