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Origins of the Osborne surname

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About the Osbornes

We have a total number of 177163 records for people with the last name Osborne.

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Alternative variations of the name Osborne

Osborne, Osborn, Usborne, Usborn, Osbourne

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Where do most Osbornes live?

In 1921, most Osbornes lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Osbornes

How common is your surname?

256th most common surname in the UK

We have 151,000 records for the Osborne surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Osbornes most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Osborne first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Osbornes

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

Common Female occupations for Osbornes in 1921




General Servant Domestic


Domestic Servant


Living On Own Means


Common Male occupations for Osbornes in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer


Farm Labourer






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