Ostby Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of about forty farmsteads, mostly in southeastern Norway, named Østby or Austby, from Old Norse Austbýr, a compound of aust ‘east’ + býr ‘farmstead’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Westby, Mosby, Holtby, Asby, Moseby, Cosby, Stoa, Ashby, Osten, Corby

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Ostby Family Origin

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Ostby Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Gunsmith

    10%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%

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In 1880, Farmer, Gunsmith and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ostby. A less common occupation for the Ostby family was Laborer. The most common Ostby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Ostby's were Farmers.

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Ostby Historical Records

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Ostby Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, Ostby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ostby in 1953 was 38, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ostby

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