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 1337 when Thomas de Usk held lands.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Samuel Usk who was brought to Annapolis, M.D. in bondage, as a criminal, in 1723. Kunig Osk and L. Osk Settled in Galveston, Texas in 1847; and Hugo Oske followed them to Texas in 1860..