Oswal


Oswal
This ancient name, found chiefly in Northern England and Scotland, is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and derives from the Olde English pre 7th Century male personal name "Osweald", composed of the elements "os", a god, and "weald", power. The given name is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Osuuald(us), Osuuold(us)" and "Osuuol", and by the early medieval period in England the native English name had fallen together with the less common Old Norse form, "Asvaldr". St. Oswald (605 - 642), King of Northumbria, and St. Oswald (died 992), Archbishop of York, helped to establish the popularity of the personal name in England, and also in Germany, where Celtic Missionaries reported the fame of the Northumbrian king and saint. The given name has never gone out of use, in common with most other Anglo-Saxon names with "Os" as the first element, such as Oscar and Osmond. The surname forms generated from Oswald include Osswald, Oswill and Oswell. One John Oswald is listed in the Sussex Subsidy Rolls of 1327, and in Scotland, James Oswald was recorded as a notary in Coldstream in 1665. A Coat of Arms granted to a family of the name depicts a gold cross between four gold lions rampant on a blue shield. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Simon Aswald, which was dated 1279, in the "Hundred Rolls of Oxfordshire", during the reign of King Edward 1, known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Oswal — Nombre completo Osvaldo Walter Viola Nacimiento 1 de noviembre de 1933 (78 años) Buenos Aires Ocupación Guionista Dibujante Docente Nacionalidad …   Wikipedia Español

  • Oswal — The Oswal are a social group (and caste) of people from the Indian States of Rajasthan and Punjab. Oswals are primarily adherents of Svetambara Jainism, but a few are Digambaras and some are Hindu adherents of Vaishnavism. According to a… …   Wikipedia

  • Motilal Oswal Group — Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd Type Financial services Industry Financial Services Founded Mumbai, India , 1987 …   Wikipedia

  • Motilal Oswal — Born Padru, Rajasthan Residence Mumbai Alma mater …   Wikipedia

  • Pankaj Oswal — is the Chairman and Managing Director of Burrup Holdings Limited . BOY is a Perth based company which is one of the world s largest liquid ammonia production companies. [ [http://burrupholdings.com/index.php?option=com content task=view id=19… …   Wikipedia

  • Pankaj Oswal — est un homme d affaires et un dirigeant d entreprise indien qui s est établi en Australie en 2001. En 2008, il était le président et le managing director de Burrup Holdings Limited (BOY). Cette société australienne est l un des plus grands… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sanderao — (सान्डेराव) is a village in Pali District of Rajasthan state in India. It lies 16 km north west of Bali town. It was founded by Yasobhadra in the tenth century. This place was governed by Ranawat rulers of Udaipur. There are two old Jain temples… …   Wikipedia

  • Osian, Jodhpur — This article is about an Indian town. For a Scottish character, see Ossian. For a Central Asian people, see Osians. Osian   town   …   Wikipedia

  • Jodhpur — Infobox Indian Jurisdiction native name=Jodhpur skyline= JodhpurIndia.jpg skyline caption= The city of Jodhpur, also known as Blue City state name=Rajasthan type=city latd = 26.28|longd=73.02 district=Jodhpur leader title=Mayor leader name= Dr.… …   Wikipedia

  • Marwaris — Marwari or Marwadi (Rajasthani: मारवाड़ी ) or Rajasthani people are Indian ethnic group, that inhabit the Rajasthan region of India. Their language Rajasthani is a part of the western group of Indo Aryan languages. The development of the fresco… …   Wikipedia