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Osterhaus Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from a common placename Osterhausen from Middle Low German ōster ‘easterly’ + hūs ‘house’.

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

Similar surnames: Niehaus, Steinhaus, Osterholt, Neuhaus, Westerhaus, Obenhaus

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Where is the Osterhaus family from?

You can see how Osterhaus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Osterhaus family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Osterhaus families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 19 Osterhaus families living in Ohio. This was about 39% of all the recorded Osterhaus's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Osterhaus families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Osterhaus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Osterhaus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Sales Girl were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Osterhaus. 46% of Osterhaus men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Osterhaus women worked as a Sales Girl. Some less common occupations for Americans named Osterhaus were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Sales Girl
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Osterhaus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osterhaus 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 421 immigration records available for the last name Osterhaus. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Osterhaus. For the veterans among your Osterhaus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Osterhaus lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Osterhaus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Osterhaus in 1954 was 35, and 71 in 2004.

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