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Origins of the Osborn surname

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About the Osborns

We have a total number of 68976 records for people with the last name Osborn.

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Where do most Osborns live?

In 1921, most Osborns lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Osborns

How common is your surname?

755th most common surname in the UK

We have 60,400 records for the Osborn surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Osborns most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Osborn first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Osborns

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Osborns in 1921




House Servant




Domestic Servant


Common Male occupations for Osborns in 1921
Agricultural Labourer




General Labourer


Farm Labourer




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