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Ostin Family History

Ostin Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Osten, Astin, Osting, Oslin, Costin, Oskin, Stein, Austin, Oster

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Where is the Ostin family from?

You can see how Ostin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ostin family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ostin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 9 Ostin families living in New York. This was about 56% of all the recorded Ostin's in USA. New York had the highest population of Ostin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ostin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ostin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Truck Driver and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ostin. 15% of Ostin men worked as a Truck Driver and 100% of Ostin women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Truck Driver
  • Longshoreman
  • Painter
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ostin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ostin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 331 immigration records available for the last name Ostin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 185 military records available for the last name Ostin. For the veterans among your Ostin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ostin lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2003, in the United States, Ostin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ostin in 1956 was 56, and 70 in 2003.

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