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Osterholm Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements öster ‘eastern’ + holm ‘islet’.

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


Similar surnames: Westerholm, Osterholt, Seaholm, Soderholm, Cederholm, Ostergren

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Where is the Osterholm family from?

You can see how Osterholm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Osterholm family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Osterholm families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Osterholm families living in New York. This was about 88% of all the recorded Osterholm's in USA. New York had the highest population of Osterholm families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Osterholm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Osterholm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Osterholm. 34% of Osterholm men worked as a Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Salesman
    27%
  • Carpenter
    14%
  • Mechanic
    14%
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What Osterholm family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Osterholm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osterholm 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Osterholm. 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 213 military records available for the last name Osterholm. For the veterans among your Osterholm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Osterholm lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Osterholm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Osterholm in 1958 was 54, and 79 in 2004.

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