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The Ousley surname is thought to have been a habitational name, from a now lost place name in Southern England, perhaps from the name of the river name Ouse and the Old English "le-ah," meaning a "wood."

Ousley Early Origins



The surname Ousley was first found in Salop (Shropshire) where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1300 when they held in that shire.

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Ousley Spelling Variations


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Ousley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ousely, Ouseley, Owsley, Owseley, Oosely, Osly, Osley, Oursley, Housley and many more.

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Ousley Early History


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Ousley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ousley research. Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1570, 1624, and 1640 are included under the topic Early Ousley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ousley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ousley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ousley Notables 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:

Ousley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Ousley, who came to the West Indies in 1656

Ousley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F W Ousley, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Benjamin F. Ousley, aged 37, arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "New York" from Southampton, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TR-VTY : 6 December 2014), Benjamin F. Ousley, 08 Jul 1893; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name New York, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Ousley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Emily Jane Ousley, aged 36, originally from Harbors, England, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Caronia" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXN4-1Y7 : 6 December 2014), Emily Jane Ousley, 03 May 1907; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Caronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Nicola Ousley, aged 24, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Niagara" from Bordeaux, France [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WR-2JF : 6 December 2014), Nicola Ousley, 21 Aug 1919; citing departure port Bordeaux, arrival port New York, ship name Niagara, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Norman Ousley, aged 24, arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "S. M. Spalding" from Tampico, Mexico [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN4X-Y2N : 6 December 2014), Norman Ousley, 28 Jul 1924; citing departure port Tampico, Mexico, arrival port New York, ship name S. M. Spalding, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ousley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ousley (post 1700)



  • Harold Lomax Ousley (1929-2015), American jazz tenor saxophonist and flautist, known for his work with Billie Holiday, Lionel Hampton and Count Basie
  • Ross Ousley (b. 1937), former Australian rules footballer who played from 1956 to 1958

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TR-VTY : 6 December 2014), Benjamin F. Ousley, 08 Jul 1893; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name New York, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXN4-1Y7 : 6 December 2014), Emily Jane Ousley, 03 May 1907; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Caronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WR-2JF : 6 December 2014), Nicola Ousley, 21 Aug 1919; citing departure port Bordeaux, arrival port New York, ship name Niagara, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN4X-Y2N : 6 December 2014), Norman Ousley, 28 Jul 1924; citing departure port Tampico, Mexico, arrival port New York, ship name S. M. Spalding, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. 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 Ousley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ousley 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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