Osterhaus Family History

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Osterhaus Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from a common place name, Osterhausen, from Middle Low German oster ‘easterly’ + hus ‘house’.

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

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

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Osterhaus Family Origin

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Osterhaus Family Occupations

What did your Osterhaus ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Osterhaus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Osterhaus's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Osterhaus family was Gardener. Farmer, Laborer and Driver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Osterhaus.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Driver

  • Gardener


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

Osterhaus Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Osterhaus Life Expectancy

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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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Osterhaus

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