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Osthoff Name Meaning

German and Dutch: habitational name meaning ‘east farmstead’, from places in northwestern Germany called Osthof or places in the Netherlands and Belgium called Oosthof or Oosthove.

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


Similar surnames: Olthoff, Heithoff, Hoff, Althoff, Westhoff, Puthoff, Potthoff

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Osthoff Family Origin

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Osthoff Family Occupations

What did your Osthoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Osthoff family was Butcher. The most common Osthoff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Osthoff's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Osthoff.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Blacksmith

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Butcher

    5%

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

Osthoff Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Osthoff Life Expectancy

What is the average Osthoff lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Osthoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Osthoff in 1957 was 61, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Osthoff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Osthoff 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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