Ostermiller Family History

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Ostermiller Name Meaning

Partly Americanized form of German Ostermüller, a distinguishing name for a miller (see Mueller) whose mill was situated to the east (see Oster) of a settlement.

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

Similar surnames: Overmiller, Obermiller, Steinmiller, Ostermeier, Eidemiller, Bemiller

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Ostermiller Family Origin

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Ostermiller Family Occupations

What did your Ostermiller ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ostermiller. 28% of Ostermiller men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Ostermiller women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ostermiller were Miner and Cleaning

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Cleaning

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

Ostermiller Historical Records

What Ostermiller family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 769 census records available for the last name Ostermiller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ostermiller 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 118 immigration records available for the last name Ostermiller. 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 422 military records available for the last name Ostermiller. For the veterans among your Ostermiller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ostermiller Life Expectancy

What is the average Ostermiller lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Ostermiller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Ostermiller in 1955 was 37, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ostermiller

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ostermiller 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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