The distinguished surname Ostrander is of Dutch origin, and can be literally translated as "from the east border." The name may have been originally borne by one who lived near the eastern border of a town, province, or country.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ostrander Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Mr. Antonius Ostrander U.E., (Anthoney Thunis) (b. 1736) from Rensselaer County, New York, USA who died before arriving in Canada c. 1777 he died in action, but his wife Elizabeth Anna née Proper and 6 children settled in Canada 
Mr. Andrew Ostrander U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 
Mr. Leland Grimstead Ostrander, American Pharmacist's Mate Third Class from Minnesota, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking 
^ 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)
^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X