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The ancient and distinguished surname Ostreich is derived from the Old High German words "ostar," meaning "eastern," and "rihhi," meaning "kingdom." Thus, the name is used to denote someone who came from an eastern region. Ostreich is also the German name for the Republic of Austria, and is therefore a common surname for Germans of Austrian ancestry.

Ostreich Early Origins



The surname Ostreich was first found in the eastern regions of Germany, where it is thought to have emerged. Due to the origins of the name, it is likely that several branches of the Ostreich family emerged in various parts of Germany. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Arnold de Oesterich, who was a town councillor and resident of the city of Stettin in the year 1136. The branches of the young Ostreich family were instrumental during this formative period, figuring prominently in Germany's early history and contributing greatly to the development of the medieval societies of their respective regions.

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Ostreich Spelling Variations


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Ostreich Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Oesterreich, Österreich, Oesterich, Österich, Oestreich, Oesterreicher, Osterich, Osterreich, Ostrich, Östreich and many more.

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Ostreich Early History


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Ostreich Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ostreich research. Another 323 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1136, 1136, 1302, 1338, 1350, 1692, 1745, 1664, 1735, 1750, 1809, 1830 and 1898 are included under the topic Early Ostreich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ostreich Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ostreich Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the name Ostreich at this time were Anton August Oesterreich (1692-1745), a well-known German pastor; Georg Österreich (baptized on 17 March 1664 –...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ostreich Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johan Conrad Oestreich, who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1752; Hermann Oestreich, a Hessian mercenary who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    11. ...

    The Ostreich Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ostreich 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 October 2015 at 08:15.

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