Osterberg Family History

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Osterberg Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of many places named with Middle Low German or Middle High German oster ‘eastern’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’. Places so named are common in Bavaria, Westphalia, and Lower Saxony. Swedish (Österberg), Norwegian (Østerberg): ornamental or topographic name from öster ‘eastern’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Ostberg, Sternberg, Westerberg, Steinberg, Overberg, Winterberg

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Osterberg Family Origin

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Osterberg Family Occupations

What did your Osterberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Boarding House and Brewer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Osterberg. The most common Osterberg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Osterberg's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Osterberg family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Boarding House

  • Brewer

  • Carpenter


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Osterberg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Osterberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osterberg 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Osterberg. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Osterberg. For the veterans among your Osterberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Osterberg Life Expectancy

What is the average Osterberg lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Osterberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Osterberg in 1956 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Osterberg 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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