Ostermann Family History

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Ostermann Name Meaning

German: topographic name denoting someone who lived to the east of a settlement or who had immigrated to it from the east, from Middle High German oster ‘eastern’ + man ‘man’, or an ethnic name from Middle High German ostermann ‘Austrian’.

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

Similar surnames: Westermann, Stegmann, Overmann, Klostermann, Obermann, Osterland

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Ostermann Family Origin

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Ostermann Family Occupations

What did your Ostermann ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ostermann family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Retail Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ostermann. The most common Ostermann occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Ostermann's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Retail Grocer

  • Blacksmith


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

Ostermann Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ostermann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ostermann 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ostermann. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Ostermann. For the veterans among your Ostermann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ostermann Life Expectancy

What is the average Ostermann lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Ostermann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Ostermann in 1955 was 57, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ostermann

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ostermann ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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