Oster Name Meaning

Swedish (Öster) and German: topographic name from Swedish öster, Middle Low German and Middle High German oster ‘eastern’, denoting someone who lived to the east of a settlement or who had come there from the east. In many cases the Swedish name is probably ornamental. German: nickname for someone who had a connection with the festival of Easter (for example, someone who was born or baptized at that time), from Oster ‘Easter’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic or ornamental name from German Ost ‘east’ or ornamental name from German Oster ‘Easter’; compare 1 and 3. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname from Polish ostry or Russian ostryj ‘sharp’, ‘sharp-minded’. Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of aust ‘east’ + heri, hari ‘army’.

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

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Oster Family Origin

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Oster Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oster. A less common occupation for the Oster family was Carpenter. The most common Oster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Oster's were Farmers.

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Oster Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Oster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Oster in 1944 was 37, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oster

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