Ostrander Family History

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Ostrander Name Meaning

Respelling of Swedish Åstrander or Östrander, probably of the same etymology as Ostrand, the addition of the suffix -er giving the appearance of a name formed with -ander (from Greek aner, andros ‘man’).

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


Similar surnames: Rosander, Selander, Ostrand, Strider, Sander, Stader, Stauder

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Ostrander Family Origin

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Ostrander Family Occupations

What did your Ostrander ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ostrander. The most common Ostrander occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Ostrander's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ostrander family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Ostrander Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ostrander Life Expectancy

What is the average Ostrander lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ostrander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ostrander in 1945 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ostrander

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ostrander 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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