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Early Origins of the Ostler family

The surname Ostler was first found in Oxfordshire where William Hostiler was recorded at Eynsham in 1190. A few years later, Robert, Edid le Osteler was registered in the Assize Rolls for Staffordshire in 1204, and later at Oseney in Oxfordshire in 1260. Henry Husteler was found in the Subsidy Rolls for Yorkshire in 1301. [1]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 included Godfrey le Hoselur and later, Richard le Hosteler was found in the Writs of Parliament c. 1318. [2]

Early History of the Ostler family

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Ostler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ostler, Hostler, Hosteller, Hostiller, Hustler, Oastler, Osler, Ossler, Husler and many more.

Early Notables of the Ostler family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include William Ostler (died 1614), an actor in English Renaissance theatre, a member of the King's Men, the company of William Shakespeare. John Hustler (1715-1790), was a philanthropist, a native of Bradford, Yorkshire, where his family had been resident and engaged in the wool trade since the early years of the seventeenth century. His parents were members of the Society of Friends, and...
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Ostler Ranking

In the United States, the name Ostler is the 10,180th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [3]

United States Ostler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ostler Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Volen Ostler, who arrived in Virginia in 1673
  • Samuel Ostler, who settled in Virginia in 1674
  • Eliz Ostler, who settled in Virginia in 1682
Ostler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ann Ostler, who arrived in New York in 1864
  • Ann Ostler, aged 57, who arrived in New York in 1864 [4]

Australia Ostler migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Ostler Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • George Ostler, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1848 [5]

New Zealand Ostler migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Ostler Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William H. Ostler, British farmer travelling from London aboard the ship "Maori" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand heading for Wellington on 16th April 1857 [6]

West Indies Ostler migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [7]
Ostler Settlers in West Indies in the 18th Century
  • John Ostler, who arrived in Antigua (Antego) in 1747

Contemporary Notables of the name Ostler (post 1700) +

  • Blake Ostler (b. 1955), American philosopher, theologian, and lawyer, known for his numerous articles on the topics of Mormon theology, philosophy, and thought
  • Craig James Ostler (b. 1954), American historian of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Dominic Piers Ostler (b. 1970), English former cricketer who played in first-class, List A and Twenty20 cricket for Warwickshire between 1990 and 2004
  • Emma Brignell Ostler (1848-1922), English-born, New Zealand teacher, prohibitionist, landowner and businesswoman
  • Nicholas Ostler (b. 1952), British linguist and author
  • Sir Henry Hubert Ostler KC (1876-1944), New Zealand farmer, lawyer and judge, awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal in 1935
  • Andreas "Anderl" Ostler (1921-1988), German bobsledder

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  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  4. 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)
  5. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM - EMIGRANT SHIP - 1848. Retrieved from
  6. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from
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