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 Dutch and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a messenger or mailman from post ‘mail’. Probably also an altered form of German Pfost .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022