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The ancient and distinguished surname Osterich 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. Osterich is also the German name for the Republic of Austria, and is therefore a common surname for Germans of Austrian ancestry.

Osterich Early Origins



The surname Osterich 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 Osterich 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 Osterich 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.

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Osterich Spelling Variations


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Osterich Spelling Variations



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

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Osterich Early History


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Osterich Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Osterich research. Another 323 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1136, 1136, 1302, 1338, 1350, 1692, 1745, 1664, 1735, 1750, 1809, 1830 and 1898 are included under the topic Early Osterich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Osterich Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Osterich Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the name Osterich at this time were Anton August Oesterreich (1692-1745), a well-known German pastor; Georg Österreich (baptized on 17 March 1664 –...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Osterich 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 or some of its variants were: Johan Conrad Oestreich, who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1752; Hermann Oestreich, a Hessian mercenary who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Osterich (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Osterich (post 1700)



  • Carl Osterich, American football player drafted by the Detroit Lions in 1957

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Osterich Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    11. ...

    The Osterich Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Osterich 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 October 2015 at 08:15.

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