The distinguished and ancient German surname Ostermeyer is composed of two elements: "ost," meaning "east," and "meier," whose meaning has evolved from "steward" to "farmer." It is likely that the progenitor of the name was a farmer whose land was in the eastern part of a community.
, where the name is thought to have first emerged. The origins of the name make it possible that several branches of the family emerged independently in different areas during the Middle Ages. The written history of the name dates back to 1370, when Conrad Ostermeier was recorded. The young Ostermeyer family played a significant role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval
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of this family name include: Ostermeier, Ostermaier, Ostermyer, Ostermayer, Ostermeyer, Ostermeir and many more.