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Ostberg Surname Meaning

Swedish (Östberg): ornamental or topographic name composed of the elements öst ‘east’ + berg ‘mountain hill’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name composed of German Ost ‘east’ + Berg ‘mountain hill’. Norwegian (Østberg): habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Østberg cognate with 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Osberg, Oster, Osterberg, Oberg, Westberg, Mossberg, Walberg, Isberg

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Where is the Ostberg family from?

You can see how Ostberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ostberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Ostberg families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 3 Ostberg families living in Lancashire. This was about 75% of all the recorded Ostberg's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Ostberg families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ostberg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ostberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ostberg. 23% of Ostberg men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Ostberg women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ostberg were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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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
    23%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    23%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Saleswoman
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ostberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ostberg census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ostberg. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 609 military records available for the last name Ostberg. For the veterans among your Ostberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ostberg lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ostberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Ostberg in 1953 was 31, and 77 in 2004.

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