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Ostermann Family History

Ostermann Name Meaning
German: topographic name denoting someone who lived to the east of a settlement or who had immigrated to it from the east, from Middle High German oster ‘eastern’ + man ‘man’, or an ethnic name from Middle High German ostermann ‘Austrian’.

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

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29,164 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,073 Military Records
2,896 Immigration Records
3,400 Census and Voter Lists
13,467 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Ostermann Families

  • Number of Ostermann families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ostermann families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Ostermann last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Ostermann census records

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Ostermann Family Origin

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Ostermann Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Ostermann

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Ostermann Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Ostermann census records

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Ostermann Civil War Service Records

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