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Oesterreicher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancient and distinguished surname Oesterreicher is derived from the Old High German words "ostar," meaning "eastern," and "rihhi," meaning "kingdom." Thus, the name is used to denote someone who came from an eastern region. Oesterreicher is also the German name for the Republic of Austria, and is therefore a common surname for Germans of Austrian ancestry.

Early Origins of the Oesterreicher family


The surname Oesterreicher was first found in the eastern regions of Germany, where it is thought to have emerged. Due to the origins of the name, it is likely that several branches of the Oesterreicher family emerged in various parts of Germany. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Arnold de Oesterich, who was a town councillor and resident of the city of Stettin in the year 1136. The branches of the young Oesterreicher family were instrumental during this formative period, figuring prominently in Germany's early history and contributing greatly to the development of the medieval societies of their respective regions.

Early History of the Oesterreicher family


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Oesterreicher Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Oesterreich, Österreich, Oesterich, Österich, Oestreich, Oesterreicher, Osterich, Osterreich, Ostrich, Östreich and many more.

Early Notables of the Oesterreicher family (pre 1700)


Prominent bearers of the name Oesterreicher at this time were Anton August Oesterreich (1692-1745), a well-known German pastor; Georg Österreich (baptized on 17 March 1664 –...
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Migration of the Oesterreicher family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Oesterreicher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Geza Oesterreicher, aged 17, who settled in America, in 1893
  • A. Oesterreicher, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Marie Oesterreicher, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Elise Oesterreicher, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1895

Oesterreicher Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Antonie Oesterreicher, aged 25, who emigrated to America from Szatmar, Hungary, in 1908
  • Dorothea Oesterreicher, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Hugo Oesterreicher, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Berlin, Germany, in 1909
  • Johann Oesterreicher, aged 9, who landed in America from Presorfalva, Hungary, in 1909
  • Karl Oesterreicher, aged 50, who emigrated to America from Charlottenburg, Germany, in 1912
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Contemporary Notables of the name Oesterreicher (post 1700)


  • Richard Oesterreicher (b. 1932), Austrian musician
  • Monsignor John "Johannes" Maria Oesterreicher (1904-1993), Austrian Roman Catholic theologian
  • Johann Friedrich Oesterreicher (1771-1835), Bishop of Eichstätt

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