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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. OSE-lur, OZE-lur  [key]
Other Forms FormsOsier, Ostler, Ostelier

Meaning & History

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'.
Added 6/1/2016 by tarajso
Edited 6/1/2016 by SeaHorse15