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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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ostertag, Ostertagg, Osterdag, Osterdagg and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ostertag research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 184 and 1847 are included under the topic Early Ostertag History in all our PDF Extended History products
More information is included under the topic Early Ostertag Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
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
- Martin Ostertag, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765
- Joh Geo Ostertag, who Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Pennsylvania in 1772
- Joh Geo Ostertag, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1772
Ostertag Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Alois Ostertag, who came from Switzerland to America in 1843
- Maria Ostertag, aged 24, landed in New York in 1854
- Carolina Ostertag, aged 17, arrived in New York in 1854
- Andreas Ostertag, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1875
- Berthold Ostertag, who landed in Mississippi in 1890
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
- 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
- Augustus Ostertag, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Guatemala City, 1924; Havana, 1925; Matanzas, 1926; Bremerhaven, 1929-32; Bremen, 1932
- Bob Ostertag (b. 1957), American musician and electronic music composer
- Greg Ostertag (b. 1973), American professional (NBA) basketball player
- 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
- Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
- Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
- Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
- Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
- Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
- Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
- Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
- Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
- Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
- Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
The Ostertag Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ostertag Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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