Osten Family History

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Osten Name Meaning

German: mainly a topographic name derived from German Ost(en) ‘east’, but in some cases a shortened form of von der Osten, also a topographic name meaning ‘from the Oste river’, a name borne by an old Pomeranian noble family. German: habitational name from any of several places so named in northern Germany. Dutch: patronymic from a Germanic personal name Austa, meaning ‘eastern’. Swedish (Östén, Östen): ornamental name from öst ‘east’ + the common surname suffix -én, from Latin -enius.

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

Similar surnames: Oster, Osen, Kosten, Olsen, Ooten, Otten, Orten, Josten, Bolten

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Osten Family Origin

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Osten Family Occupations

What did your Osten ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Company Secretary Accountant and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Osten. 13% of Osten men worked as a Company Secretary Accountant and 73% of Osten women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Osten were Haulage Hand (below) and Shorthand Typist Local Govt Dept

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Company Secretary Accountant
  • Coner Builders Trader
  • Director
  • Haulage Hand (below)

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Ladies gents Wear Shop Assistant
  • Railway Clerk
  • Shorthand Typist Local Govt Dept

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Osten Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Osten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osten census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Osten. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Osten. For the veterans among your Osten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Osten Life Expectancy

What is the average Osten lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Osten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Osten in 1949 was 58, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Osten

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