Oester Family History

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Oester Name Meaning

Swiss German: perhaps a shortened form of a compound name formed with Öster; see for example Oesterling.

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


Similar surnames: Oster, Hester, Boester, Fester, Vester, Bester, Mester, Oyster

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Oester Family Origin

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Oester Family Occupations

What did your Oester ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Oester family was Drayman. The most common Oester occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Oester's were Farmers. Farmer, Basket Maker and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oester.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Basket Maker

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    8%
  • Drayman

    8%

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

Oester Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Oester. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oester census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Oester

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Oester. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Oester. For the veterans among your Oester ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oester Life Expectancy

What is the average Oester lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Oester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Oester in 1965 was 78, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oester

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oester 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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