Osterkamp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The surname Osterkamp 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, Osterkamp 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.
Early Origins of the Osterkamp family
The surname Osterkamp 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.
Early History of the Osterkamp family
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Osterkamp 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.
Early Notables of the Osterkamp family (pre 1700)
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| Osterkamp migration to the United States ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Osterkamp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Tobias Osterkamp, who landed in Arkansas in 1889 
- Carl Osterkamp, aged 66, arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Wieland" from Bremen, Germany 
Osterkamp Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Irene Osterkamp, aged 27, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "La Lorraine" from Bordeaux, France 
- Niko Osterkamp, aged 21, originally from Teschendorf, Germany, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "America" from Bremen, Germany 
- Dietrich Osterkamp, aged 62, originally from Teschendorf, Germany, arrived in New York City, New York in 1922 aboard the ship "Seydlitz" from Bremen, Germany 
- Heinrich Osterkamp, aged 20, originally from Lage, Germany, arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Seydlitz" from Bremen, Germany 
|Contemporary Notables of the name Osterkamp (post 1700) ||+|
- Theodor "Theo" Osterkamp (1892-1975), German World War I and World War II Luftwaffe fighter ace credited with over 32 victories in World War I and an additional 6 victories in World War II
- Theo Osterkamp, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 6 aerial victories
- Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- Ellis Island Search retrieved 15th November 2022. Retrieved from https://heritage.statueofliberty.org/passenger-result