Osterholt Family History

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Osterholt Name Meaning

North German: topographic name from oster ‘east’, ‘easterly’ + holt ‘wood’. Norwegian: habitational name from either of two farmsteads named Østerholt, from Old Norse Austrholtar, composed of the elements austr ‘east’ + holt ‘grove’.

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

Similar surnames: Osterhout, Osterholm, Westerhold, Rosholt, Overholt, Osterhaus

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Osterholt Family Origin

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Osterholt Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Osterholt family was None. Farmer, Saloon Keeper and Locksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Osterholt. The most common Osterholt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Osterholt's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Saloon Keeper

  • Locksmith

  • None


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Osterholt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Osterholt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osterholt 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 205 immigration records available for the last name Osterholt. 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 288 military records available for the last name Osterholt. For the veterans among your Osterholt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Osterholt Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Osterholt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Osterholt in 1958 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

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