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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


The Oswell surname in Ireland generally derives from the name of a Norman family, originally from the area of Houssaye in the Seine-Maritime region of Normandy. The name was sometimes converted into Gaelic as Ó hEodhusa, and from that, was re-Anglicized, occasionally into Oswell.

Oswell Early Origins



The surname Oswell was first found in County Meath (Irish: An Mhí) anciently part of the kingdom of Brega, located in Eastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster where bearers of the name acquire extensive lands near Dublin from Hugo de Lacy. The name had first come from Normandy to England, where a family held a family seat at Kent where they were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy.

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Oswell Spelling Variations


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Oswell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: O'Hosey, Ohosey, Hussey, Hosey, Oswell and others.

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Oswell Early History


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Oswell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oswell research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1294, 1550, 1569, 1612, and 1614 are included under the topic Early Oswell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Oswell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Oswell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Oswell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Oswell In Ireland


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Oswell In Ireland



Some of the Oswell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Oswell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Oswell settled in Virginia in 1716
  • Joseph Oswell, who arrived in Virginia in 1716

Oswell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nevelt Oswell, who landed in New York in 1822
  • Alexander Oswell, who landed in Delaware in 1864

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    3. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    4. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    5. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Oswell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oswell 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 16 March 2010 at 07:56.

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