Osten Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Osten Family Origin

Where is the Osten family from?

Osten Family Occupations

What did your Osten ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Osten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Osten's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Osten. A less common occupation for the Osten family was Farm Hand.

View Census data for Osten | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Farm Hand

    6%

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

Osten Historical Records

What Osten family records will you find?

Census Record

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

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Osten. 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.

View all Osten immigration records

Draft Card

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

View all Osten military records

You've only scratched the surface of Osten family history.

Osten Life Expectancy

What is the average Osten lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Osten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Osten in 1949 was 58, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Osten

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Osten 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.

Famous Osten Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Look up another name