Type Surname (from given name)
Pronounced Pron. Awe-stir-riker [key]
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I was told that this surname in native Austria originates as follows. Oster means East, reich means kingdom, with er meaning native of. In old Austria there were six kingdoms, with the East one being the largest with the seat of government there. Pre-war Austrian coins have the word Osterreich on them, which reflects this.