Ostertag History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ostertag family

The surname Ostertag was first found in Baden in Swabia, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Ostertag family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ostertag research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 184 and 1847 are included under the topic Early Ostertag History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ostertag Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ostertag, Ostertagg, Osterdag, Osterdagg and others.

Early Notables of the Ostertag family (pre 1700)

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United States Ostertag migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ostertag Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christian Ostertag, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1739
  • Matthias Ostertag, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Martin Ostertag, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
  • Joh Geo Ostertag, who Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Pennsylvania in 1772
  • Joh Geo Ostertag, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1772 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Ostertag Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alois Ostertag, who came from Switzerland to America in 1843
  • Maria Ostertag, aged 24, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]
  • Carolina Ostertag, aged 17, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • Andreas Ostertag, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1875 [1]
  • Berthold Ostertag, who landed in Mississippi in 1890 [1]

Canada Ostertag migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ostertag Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Anthony Ostertag, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1751
Ostertag Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Louis Jaques Ostertag, who arrived in Red River, Canada in 1821

Contemporary Notables of the name Ostertag (post 1700) +

  • Bob Ostertag (b. 1957), American musician and electronic music composer
  • Greg Ostertag (b. 1973), American professional (NBA) basketball player
  • Harold Charles Ostertag (1896-1985), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Wyoming County, 1932-50; U.S. Representative from New York, 1951-65 [2]
  • Augustus Ostertag, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Guatemala City, 1924; Havana, 1925; Matanzas, 1926; Bremerhaven, 1929-32; Bremen, 1932 [2]
  • Robert von Ostertag (1864-1940), German veterinarian
  • Heiger Ostertag (b. 1953), German novelist
  • Sébastien Ostertag (b. 1979), French team handball player
  • Harold Charles Ostertag (1896-1985), Republican member of the US Congress from New York from 1951 to 1965


  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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