Ostermeier Family History

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Ostermeier Name Meaning

German and Dutch: distinguishing name for a tenant farmer (Meyer) living to the east (see Oster) of a settlement. In the Netherlands this surname is more commonly written Oost(er)meyer.

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

Similar surnames: Obermeyer, Angermeier, Ostermiller, Stegmaier, Ortmeier, Bergmeier

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Ostermeier Family Origin

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Ostermeier Family Occupations

What did your Ostermeier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ostermeier. 29% of Ostermeier men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Ostermeier women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ostermeier were Chemical Operator and Cashier

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Butcher
  • Chemical Operator

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Beautician
  • Cashier

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

Ostermeier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ostermeier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ostermeier 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 407 immigration records available for the last name Ostermeier. 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 Ostermeier. For the veterans among your Ostermeier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ostermeier Life Expectancy

What is the average Ostermeier lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Ostermeier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Ostermeier in 1958 was 83, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ostermeier

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