Posey Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Poser, Poley, Rasey, Posen, Pusey, Fossey, Poskey, Osen, Gosney, Poer

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Posey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Posey name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Posey. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Posey Family Origin

Where is the Posey family from?

Posey Family Occupations

What did your Posey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Posey. A less common occupation for the Posey family was Keeping House. The most common Posey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Posey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Posey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Posey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Posey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Posey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Posey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Posey. For the veterans among your Posey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Posey Life Expectancy

What is the average Posey lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Posey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Posey in 1941 was 34, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Posey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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