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Posey Family History

Posey Name Meaning
Possibly an altered spelling of German Pose (or Poser 2), a habitational name from Posa or Poserna, south of Merseburg, or a topographic name from Middle Low German pose ‘lump’, ‘pile’ (from which the place names may also derive).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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85,142 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
17,155 Military Records
2,463 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Posey Families

  • Number of Posey families
     124 - 246
     42 - 123
     1 - 41
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Posey families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Posey last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Posey Family Origin

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Posey Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Posey

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Posey Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Posey Civil War Service Records

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