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Osthoff Name Meaning

German: habitational name meaning ‘east farmstead’ from any of the places in northwestern Germany called Osthof.

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


Similar surnames: Olthoff, Heithoff, Hoff, Althoff, Westhoff, Puthoff, Potthoff

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Where is the Osthoff family from?

You can see how Osthoff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Osthoff family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Osthoff families were found in USA in 1880. In 1901 there were 3 Osthoff families living in Lanarkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Osthoff's in Scotland. Lanarkshire had the highest population of Osthoff families in 1901.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Osthoff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Osthoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Osthoff. 100% of Osthoff women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Osthoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osthoff 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 580 immigration records available for the last name Osthoff. 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 644 military records available for the last name Osthoff. For the veterans among your Osthoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Osthoff lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Osthoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Osthoff in 1957 was 61, and 90 in 2004.

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