Meaning and Origin of Osten - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Osten

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • German : East

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • German : mainly a topographic name derived from German Ost(en) ‘east’, but in some cases a shortened form of von der Osten, also a topographic name meaning ‘from the Oste river’, a name borne by an old Pomeranian noble family.
  • German : habitational name from any of several places so named in northern Germany.
  • Dutch : patronymic from a Germanic personal name Austa, meaning ‘eastern’.
  • Swedish (Östén, Östen) : ornamental name from öst ‘east’ + the common surname suffix -én, from Latin -enius.