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

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  • Retired Master Mariner

    50%
  • Labourer Unempld

    25%
  • Milliner

    25%

In 1881, the most common Osten occupation in the UK was Retired Master Mariner. 50% of Osten's were Retired Master Mariners. Retired Master Mariner and Labourer Unempld were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Osten. A less common occupation for the Osten family was Milliner.

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Between 1949 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Osten

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