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 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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  • Retired Master Mariner

    50%
  • Labourer Unempld

    25%
  • Milliner

    25%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Osten ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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, Ostencensus 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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