Posa Family History
Posa Name Meaning
Italian: habitational name from Posa a locality of Treviso. Italian: nickname from posa ‘attitude’, ‘air’, also ‘repose’, ‘stillness’. Spanish: probably a variant of Poza, topographic name for someone who lived by a well or pit, from Spanish poza (Latin putea; compare Pozo), or variant of Spanish Posada. Catalan: probably variant of old Catalan possa ‘well’ ‘pit’, common in some Catalan place names (Latin putea). Hungarian (Pósa): from a pet form of the personal name Pál, Hungarian form of Paul.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press