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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : habitational name from any of many places named with Middle Low German or Middle High German ōster ‘eastern’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’. Places so named are common in Bavaria, Westphalia, and Lower Saxony.
  • Swedish (Österberg), Norwegian (Østerberg) : ornamental or topographic name from öster ‘eastern’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.

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