Ostermiller Family History

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Ostermiller Name Meaning

Partly Americanized form of German Ostermüller, a distinguishing name for a miller (see Mueller) whose mill was situated to the east (see Oster) of a settlement.

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


Similar surnames: Overmiller, Obermiller, Steinmiller, Ostermeier, Eidemiller, Bemiller

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Ostermiller Family Origin

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Ostermiller Family Occupations

What did your Ostermiller ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, farmer, Gardner and K. H. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ostermiller. The most common Ostermiller occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Ostermiller's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ostermiller family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Gardner

    20%
  • K. H.

    20%
  • Keeping House

    20%

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

Ostermiller Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ostermiller Life Expectancy

What is the average Ostermiller lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Ostermiller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Ostermiller in 1955 was 37, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ostermiller

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ostermiller 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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