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Ostrand Family History

Ostrand Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swedish Åstrand or Östrand: probably an ornamental name composed of the elements å ‘creek’ or ö ‘island’ + strand ‘shore beach’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Strand, Ekstrand, Sjostrand, Ostlund, Ostman, Ostwald, Ostrander

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Where is the Ostrand family from?

You can see how Ostrand families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ostrand family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Ostrand families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 19 Ostrand families living in Illinois. This was about 36% of all the recorded Ostrand's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Ostrand families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ostrand surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ostrand ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ostrand. 20% of Ostrand men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Ostrand women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ostrand were Truck Driver and Typist. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
  • Typist
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Ostrand. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ostrand census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ostrand. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ostrand. For the veterans among your Ostrand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ostrand lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ostrand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Ostrand in 1962 was 57, and 86 in 2004.

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