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Poston Family History

Poston Name Meaning
topographic name for someone who lived by a postern gate, from Old French posterne; in some cases it would have been a metonymic occupational name for a gatekeeper.habitational name from Poston in Herefordshire or Poston in Shropshire, which is named with an Old English personal name Possa + þorn ‘thorn tree’.

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

293,323 Historical Documents with Poston on Ancestry.com
55,165 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
8,447 Military Records
1,522 Immigration Records
31,495 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Poston Families

  • Number of Poston families
     80 - 158
     27 - 79
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Poston families
     22 - 42
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Poston families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Poston Family Origin

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Poston Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Poston

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Poston Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Poston census records

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Poston Civil War Service Records

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