Ostler Family History

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Ostler Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an innkeeper, from Middle English (h)osteler (Old French (h)ostelier, an agent derivative of hostel, meaning a sizeable house in which guests could be lodged in separate rooms, derived from Late Latin hospitalis, from the genitive case of hospes ‘guest’). This term was at first applied to the secular officer in a monastery who was responsible for the lodging of visitors, but it was later extended to keepers of commercial hostelries, and this is probably the usual sense of the surname. The more restricted modern English sense, ‘groom’, is also a possible source. German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with a cognate of Old High German ost(an) (see Oest).

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

Similar surnames: Oster, Cutler, Hosler, Steer, Doster, Bitler, Rosler, Osmer, Ortner

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Ostler Family Origin

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Ostler Family Occupations

What did your Ostler ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ostler occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Ostler's were Labourers. Labourer, Annuitant and Glove Cutter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ostler. A less common occupation for the Ostler family was Agricultural Labourer.

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  • Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Glove Cutter

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Ostler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Ostler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ostler 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ostler. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ostler. For the veterans among your Ostler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ostler Life Expectancy

What is the average Ostler lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ostler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Ostler in 1953 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ostler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ostler 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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