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Ostenson Name Meaning

Americanized form of Norwegian Østensen: patronymic from the personal name Østen from Øystein Old Norse Eysteinn composed of the elements ey ‘luck gift’ + steinn ‘stone’.

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


Similar surnames: Estenson, Stenson, Steenson, Otterson, Steensen, Aspenson, Asleson

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Where is the Ostenson family from?

You can see how Ostenson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ostenson family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Ostenson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Ostenson families living in Wisconsin Territory. This was 100% of all the recorded Ostenson's in USA. Wisconsin Territory had the highest population of Ostenson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ostenson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ostenson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ostenson. 57% of Ostenson men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Ostenson women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ostenson were Farm and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
    57%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Farm
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    23%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Waitress
    17%
  • Teacher
    12%
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What Ostenson family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ostenson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ostenson 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 329 immigration records available for the last name Ostenson. 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 200 military records available for the last name Ostenson. For the veterans among your Ostenson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ostenson lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Ostenson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Ostenson in 1963 was 73, and 76 in 2004.

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