Osterhout Family History

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Osterhout Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name from oster ‘eastern’ + hout ‘wood’.

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

Similar surnames: Osterholt, Osterloh, Overholt, Oster, Osterhoudt, Osterholm

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Osterhout Family Origin

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Osterhout Family Occupations

What did your Osterhout ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Osterhout family was Carpenter. The most common Osterhout occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Osterhout's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Osterhout.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Osterhout Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Osterhout. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osterhout 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 854 immigration records available for the last name Osterhout. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Osterhout. For the veterans among your Osterhout ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Osterhout Life Expectancy

What is the average Osterhout lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Osterhout life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Osterhout in 1953 was 54, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Osterhout

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Osterhout ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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