Ostrom Family History

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Ostrom Name Meaning

Swedish (Öström): ornamental name composed of the elements ö ‘island’ + ström ‘river’.

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

Similar surnames: Bostrom, Strom, Mostrom, Forstrom, Norstrom, Sjostrom, Ekstrom

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Ostrom Family Origin

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Ostrom Family Occupations

What did your Ostrom ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ostrom occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Ostrom's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ostrom family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ostrom.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Ostrom Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Ostrom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ostrom 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ostrom. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Ostrom. For the veterans among your Ostrom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ostrom Life Expectancy

What is the average Ostrom lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Ostrom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ostrom in 1948 was 62, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ostrom

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ostrom 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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