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Ostman Family History

Ostman Name Meaning
Swedish (Östman): ornamental or topographic name from öst (‘east’) + man ‘man’.Respelling of North German Ostmann.

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

52,199 Historical Documents with Ostman on Ancestry.com
23,161 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
795 Military Records
3,055 Immigration Records
4,027 Census and Voter Lists
21,161 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Ostman Families

  • Number of Ostman families
     22 - 41
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ostman families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Ostman last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Ostman census records

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Ostman Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Ostman families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Ostman Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Ostman families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Ostman

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Ostman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Ostman census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Ostman ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Ostman Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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