Osman (name)

Osman or Usman is the Turkish, Egyptian, African, Pakistani, Bosnian and Albanian transliteration of the Arabic male given name Uthman.

Osman is also an English surname whose history on English land dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman conquest of England of 1066, though it is pronounced with a long "o". Variant spellings include Osment and Osmond. The name comes from the Old English pre-7th century male personal name Osmaer, "oss" meaning god and "maer" fame; hence "god-fame". The name Osmar and Osmer (without surname) appears in the Domesday Book of 1086, for Leicestershire and Devonshire respectively, but the surname did not appear until the early part of the 13th century. On July 15, 1571, Mary Hosmer, daughter of Richard Hosmer, was christened in Brenchley, Kent, and on September 18, 1580, Jane Hosmer was also christened there. In April 1635, clothier James Hosmer, his wife Ann and two daughters Marie and Ann embarked from London on the Elizabeth bound for New England. They were among the earliest-recorded name bearers to settle in America. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Osmere, which was dated 1230, in the Pipe rolls of Devonshire, during the reign of King Henry III.[1]

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  1. ^ "Surname Database: Osman Last Name Origin". The Internet Surname Database. Retrieved 29 May 2020.