Ostwald Family History

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Ostwald Name Meaning

German: variant of Oswald. German: from the Germanic personal name Ostold, composed of the elements Ost (see Oest 1) + Old High German walt(an) ‘to rule’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of German Ost ‘east’ + Wald ‘forest’.

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

Similar surnames: Oswald, Seewald, Wald, Berwald, Gottwald, Ewald, Rosenwald, Rodewald

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Ostwald Family Origin

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Ostwald Family Occupations

What did your Ostwald ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Real Estate Speculator were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ostwald. The most common Ostwald occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Ostwald's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ostwald family was Tinsmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Real Estate Speculator

  • Tinsmith


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

Ostwald Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ostwald. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ostwald 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 980 immigration records available for the last name Ostwald. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ostwald. For the veterans among your Ostwald ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ostwald Life Expectancy

What is the average Ostwald lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Ostwald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ostwald in 1955 was 61, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ostwald

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ostwald 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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