Ostwald Family History

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Ostwald Name Meaning

German: variant of Oswald. German: from the Germanic personal name Ostold, composed of the elements Ost (see Oest 1) + Old High German walt(an) ‘to rule’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of German Ost ‘east’ + Wald ‘forest’.

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


Similar surnames: Oswald, Seewald, Wald, Berwald, Gottwald, Ewald, Rosenwald, Rodewald

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Ostwald Family Origin

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Ostwald Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Real Estate Speculator

    17%
  • Tinsmith

    17%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ostwald family was Tinsmith. Farmer, Laborer and Real Estate Speculator were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ostwald. The most common Ostwald occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Ostwald's were Farmers.

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Ostwald Historical Records

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Ostwald Life Expectancy

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Famous Ostwald Family

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