Ostertag Family History

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Ostertag Name Meaning

German: nickname for a person with a joyful nature, from Middle High German ostertac ‘Easter Day’, signifying ‘the greatest joy’.

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

Similar surnames: Oster, Freitag, Stertz, Feiertag, Otterman, Ostermann, Osterberg

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Ostertag Family Origin

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Ostertag Family Occupations

What did your Ostertag ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ostertag. The most common Ostertag occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Ostertag's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ostertag family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Shoemaker

  • Blacksmith


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

Ostertag Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Ostertag. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ostertag 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ostertag. 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 Ostertag. For the veterans among your Ostertag ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ostertag Life Expectancy

What is the average Ostertag lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ostertag life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Ostertag in 1957 was 59, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ostertag

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ostertag 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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