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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. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    6. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. 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.

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