Ostermeyer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Ostermeyer family

The surname Ostermeyer was first found in Westphalia, 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 Westphalian society.

Early History of the Ostermeyer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ostermeyer research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1370, 1482, 1510, 1558, 1678, and 1733 are included under the topic Early Ostermeyer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ostermeyer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ostermeier, Ostermaier, Ostermyer, Ostermayer, Ostermeyer, Ostermeir and many more.

Early Notables of the Ostermeyer family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Ostermeyer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Ostermeyer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ostermeyer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Philipp Ostermeyer, who landed in America in 1783 [1]


  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)


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