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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. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    10. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
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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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