Osterloh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Osterloh 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, Osterloh 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 Osterloh family

The surname Osterloh 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 Osterloh family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Osterloh research. Another 140 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1678, 1686, 1711, 1730, 1747, 1808, and 1855 are included under the topic Early Osterloh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Osterloh 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 Osterloh family (pre 1700)

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


United States Osterloh migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Osterloh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Albri Osterloh, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1806 [1]
  • Charles Osterloh, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806 [1]
  • Fred Osterloh, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1806 [1]
  • Julian Osterloh, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806 [1]
  • Louisa Osterloh, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1806 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Osterloh (post 1700) +

  • Mark Osterloh, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Arizona State House of Representatives 12th District, 1998 [2]
  • Albert F. Osterloh, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles, California, 1938 [2]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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