The Dutch Oz surname is a habitational name taken on from a place called Oss, in North Brabant.
Early Origins of the Oz family
The surname Oz was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands
. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Oz family
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Oz Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Os, Ose, Oses, Oss, Oos, Oz, van Os, de Oz and many more.
Early Notables of the Oz family (pre 1700)
Migration of the Oz family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Dirk Van Os who settled in Baltimore in 1847. Albert Oss (1818-1898), born in Belgium, was a soldier in the Union Army during the American Civil War who was awarded the Medal of Honor..