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Poskey Family History

Poskey Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Poske (also Pöske), perhaps from a short form of a Slavic personal name formed with bog ‘god’, for example Bogumil.

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


Similar surnames: Paskey, Posey, Gosney, Cossey, Taskey, Kaskey, Popke, Koskey, Yockey

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Where is the Poskey family from?

You can see how Poskey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Poskey family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Poskey families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Poskey families living in Connecticut. This was about 67% of all the recorded Poskey's in the USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Poskey families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Poskey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Poskey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Farm Helper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Poskey. 55% of Poskey men worked as a Laborer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    55%
  • Farmer
    28%
  • Salesman
    19%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Helper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 613 census records available for the last name Poskey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poskey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 21 immigration records available for the last name Poskey. 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 Cards

There are 169 military records available for the last name Poskey. For the veterans among your Poskey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Poskey lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Poskey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Poskey in 1962 was 72, and 99 in 2004.

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