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Osborn Surname Origin
(Origin Saxon) From hus, a house, and bearn, a child--a family-child, an adopted child.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Osborn Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Osborn family history than the origin of your surname:
A Osborn Family History Thought:
'We are the children of many sires, and every drop of blood in us in its turn ... betrays its ancestor.' --Ralph Waldo Emerson