Ostrow Family History

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Ostrow Name Meaning

Polish (Ostrów) and Jewish (from Poland): habitational name from any of several places called Ostrów, named with ostrów ‘island’, ‘water meadow’. Jewish (American): shortened form of Ostrowski.

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

Similar surnames: Ostrov, Strom, Mostrom, Ostrom, Ostrem, Ostroff, Barrow, Zastrow

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Ostrow Family Origin

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Ostrow Family Occupations

What did your Ostrow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Coal Dealer and Traveling Man were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Ostrow. The most common Ostrow occupation in the USA was Coal Dealer. 50% of Ostrow's were Coal Dealers.

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  • Coal Dealer

  • Traveling Man


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

Ostrow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ostrow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ostrow 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 Ostrow. 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 960 military records available for the last name Ostrow. For the veterans among your Ostrow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ostrow Life Expectancy

What is the average Ostrow lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Ostrow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Ostrow in 1954 was 71, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ostrow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ostrow 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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