When William Lowell Osgood was born on 14 July 1879, in Marion, Marion, Kansas, United States, his father, Jesse C. Osgood, was 42 and his mother, Sarah Wariner Hamilton, was 36. He lived in Doyle Township, Marion, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Converse, Wyoming, United States in 1950. He died on 30 October 1959, in Orin, Converse, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Douglas Park Cemetery, Douglas, Converse, Wyoming, United States.
English (southern): from the late Old English personal name Ōsgod, Ōsgot, an Anglicized form of Old Norse Ásgautr, Asgot, from áss ‘god’ + Gautr a Continental tribal name.
Jewish: adoption of the name in 1 above in place of some similar (like-sounding) Ashkenazic surname.