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Post Family History

Post Name Meaning
North German, Danish, and Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived near a post or pole (Middle Low German, Middle Dutch post, from Latin postis), presumably one of some significance, e.g. serving as a landmark or boundary, or a habitational name from any of several places in northern Germany called Post, probably from this word.North German: occupational name for a mounted messenger or courier Middle Low German post.Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a mailman, from German Post ‘mail’.Probably an altered spelling of German Pfost.

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

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62,509 Military Records
17,809 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Post Families

  • Number of Post families
     434 - 866
     145 - 433
     1 - 144
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Post families
     61 - 120
     21 - 60
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Post families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Post Family Origin

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Post Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Post

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Post Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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