Type Surname (from occupation)
Pronounced Pron. OSE-lur, OZE-lur
Other Forms FormsOsier, Ostler, Ostelier
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Contributor Contrib.tarajso on 6/1/2016
Possibly derived from Ostler (from the the Norman 'Hostelier') meaning clerk or bookkeeper. First used in England after the Norman invasion of 1066. Surname of a 19th cent. Canadian doctor, Sir William Osler, widely viewed as the 'Father of Internal Medicine'.