Oesterling Family History

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Oesterling Name Meaning

German (Östeling): nickname from Middle Low German osterlinc ‘someone from the Baltic Sea’ or ‘someone from the East’, and later ‘citizen of a city belonging to the Hanseatic League’.

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


Similar surnames: Esterline, Sterling, Easterlin, Ketterling, Sperling, Osterland

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Oesterling Family Origin

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Oesterling Family Occupations

What did your Oesterling ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Oesterling occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Oesterling's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Oesterling family was Hotel Keeper. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oesterling.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Cabinet Maker

    10%
  • Farming

    10%
  • Hotel Keeper

    10%

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

Oesterling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Oesterling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oesterling 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 Oesterling

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Oesterling. 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 Oesterling. For the veterans among your Oesterling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oesterling Life Expectancy

What is the average Oesterling lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Oesterling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Oesterling in 1953 was 44, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oesterling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oesterling 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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