Ostermeier Family History

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Ostermeier Name Meaning

German and Dutch: distinguishing name for a tenant farmer (Meyer) living to the east (see Oster) of a settlement. In the Netherlands this surname is more commonly written Oost(er)meyer.

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


Similar surnames: Obermeyer, Angermeier, Ostermiller, Stegmaier, Ortmeier, Bergmeier

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Ostermeier Family Origin

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Ostermeier Family Occupations

What did your Ostermeier ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Butcher

    10%
  • Druggist

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%

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

Ostermeier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ostermeier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ostermeier 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ostermeier. 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 Ostermeier. For the veterans among your Ostermeier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ostermeier Life Expectancy

What is the average Ostermeier lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Ostermeier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Ostermeier in 1958 was 83, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ostermeier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ostermeier 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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