Ostmann Family History

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Ostmann Name Meaning

North German: topographic name from Ost (‘east’) + Low German man ‘man’.

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


Similar surnames: Ostman, Ottmann, Portmann, Wortmann, Ostermann, Horstmann, Ohlmann

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Ostmann Family Origin

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Ostmann Family Occupations

What did your Ostmann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ostmann. 14% of Ostmann men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Ostmann women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ostmann were Brewery Worker and Grad Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    14%
  • Manager
    14%
  • Farm Operator
    10%
  • Brewery Worker
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    67%
  • Grad Nurse
    34%

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

Ostmann Historical Records

What Ostmann family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 664 census records available for the last name Ostmann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ostmann 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 397 immigration records available for the last name Ostmann. 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 421 military records available for the last name Ostmann. For the veterans among your Ostmann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ostmann Life Expectancy

What is the average Ostmann lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Ostmann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Ostmann in 1961 was 59, and 74 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ostmann

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ostmann 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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