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Oesterle Family History

Oesterle Name Meaning

South German (also Österle):: from a diminutive of Oster ‘eastern’ denoting someone who lived to the east of a settlement or who came from the east. from a pet form of an ancient Germanic personal name derived from a basic word aus ‘shining’ which took on a mythological meaning ‘sunrise spring’ hence Old High German ōstar ‘in the east’. Compare Easterly and Esterle .

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

Similar surnames: Oberle, Sterle, Vester, Esterle, Wester, Hester, Dieterle, Easterly

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Where is the Oesterle family from?

You can see how Oesterle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oesterle family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Oesterle families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Oesterle family living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Oesterle's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Oesterle families in 1911.
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What did your Oesterle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Oesterle. 29% of Oesterle men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Oesterle women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oesterle were Machinist and Stenographer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Oesterle lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Oesterle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Oesterle in 1961 was 43, and 68 in 2004.

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