Osten Family History
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Osten Name Meaning
German: mainly a topographic name derived from German Ost(en) ‘east’, but in some cases a shortened form of von der Osten, also a topographic name meaning ‘from the Oste river’, a name borne by an old Pomeranian noble family. German: habitational name from any of several places so named in northern Germany. Dutch: patronymic from a Germanic personal name Austa, meaning ‘eastern’. Swedish (Östén, Östen): ornamental name from öst ‘east’ + the common surname suffix -én, from Latin -enius.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Oster, Osen, Kosten, Olsen, Ooten, Otten, Orten, Josten, Bolten