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Ostrander Surname Origin
(Origin Dutch) The lord of the east shore, from oste, east, strand, the shore, and heer, lord or master; he that must have his due of a stranded ship.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Ostrander Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Ostrander family history than the origin of your surname:
A Ostrander Family History Thought:
'Not to know what happened before we were born is to remain perpetually a child. For what is the worth of a human life unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history' -- Cicero