Ostrowski Family History

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Ostrowski Name Meaning

Polish and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from any of many places in Poland and adjacent parts of eastern Europe named Ostrów, named with Polish ostrów ‘island’, ‘water meadow’ (see Ostrow) or a cognate word in a related Slavic language.

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

Similar surnames: Ostrovsky, Osowski, Sadowski, Ostrow, Zborowski, Dombrowski

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Ostrowski Family Origin

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Ostrowski Family Occupations

What did your Ostrowski ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ostrowski occupation in the USA was Laborer. 44% of Ostrowski's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ostrowski. A less common occupation for the Ostrowski family was Gardner.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Gardner


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

Ostrowski Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Ostrowski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ostrowski 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Ostrowski. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Ostrowski. For the veterans among your Ostrowski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ostrowski Life Expectancy

What is the average Ostrowski lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ostrowski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ostrowski in 1944 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ostrowski

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ostrowski 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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