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The surname Osterhout is of uncertain origin, but there are several possibilities for its source. It may have derived from the Gothic word "ostan" meaning "the direction of the rising sun," and may have been initially born by someone from the east. Alternatively, Osterhout may have come from the Middle High German word "Oster," meaning "Easter," and the name would have likely belonged to someone born or baptized during the festival of Easter. Oster is an element in many compound names, such as Osterbrock, Osterfeld, and Osterkamp.

Osterhout Early Origins



The surname Osterhout was first found in Saxony. The earliest record of this surname dates back to the twelfth century when one Fridericus Osterman was recorded in 1150. In 1159, Gerardus Osterman was a citizen of Cologne. Lippold von der Oesten was recorded in 1254, and Hinricus de Osten appeared in 1302. Radeke Osterlo was listed in 1423, Berchtold Österli in Oberhausen, Wurttemberg in 1485, and Jurgen Ostermann in Goettingen in 1563. Veit Ostermann was a citizen of Passau in 1623 and in 1680, Matthias Ostermann was residing in Erding. Michael Ahasverus Ostermaier served as mayor of the town of Ratzeburg in the seventeenth century, and his son Johann (1678-1733) was a pastor in Crumesse.

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Osterhout Spelling Variations


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Osterhout Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Oster, Ost, Oest, Öst, Osten, Östing, Österle, Österlen, Osterloh, Ostermann, Östermann, Ostermaier, Ostermayer, Ostermeier, Osterer, Osterling, Osterbrock, Osterbrauk, Osterbrink, Osterfeld, Osterhues, Osterkamp, Osterholt, Osterwiesch, Ostersehlte, Osterwind, Osterberg and many more.

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Osterhout Early History


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Osterhout Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Osterhout research. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1678, 1686, 1711, 1730, 1747, 1808, and 1855 are included under the topic Early Osterhout History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Osterhout Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Osterhout Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Osterhout Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Osterhout Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jan Jansen Osterhout, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664

Osterhout Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. William Osterhout U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1786 he served in Butler's Rangers [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Osterhout Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Osterhout, who landed in Canada in 1828
  • Henry Osterhout, who arrived in Canada in 1830
  • Jacob Osterhout, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • David Osterhout, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • Thomas Osterhout, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Osterhout (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Osterhout (post 1700)



  • P. D. Van Osterhout, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1916
  • Peter M. Osterhout, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1856, 1860; Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 11th District, 1869-71
  • Paul Osterhout (1859-1944), American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Bocas del Toro, 1908-11
  • John Patterson Osterhout (1826-1903), American Republican politician, District Judge in Texas 34th District, 1870-76; Postmaster; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas, 1884
  • John Osterhout, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Schoharie County, 1843
  • James Osterhout, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Schoharie County 2nd District, 1852
  • F. R. Osterhout, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1924

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  10. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
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The Osterhout Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Osterhout Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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