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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from Old French oison ‘gosling’.
  • German (Ösen) : patronymic from the personal name Öser (see Oser).
  • German : habitational name from Oese near Hemer.
  • Norwegian : habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so named from the definite singular form of os, Old Norse óss ‘river mouth’.
  • Swedish : probably an ornamental name, of unexplained origin.

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