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Postel Name Meaning

German (Bavaria, Austria): habitational name from any of various place names of Slavic origin, for example Postelitz and Postlow. German: nickname from Middle High German possolt ‘handicraft’. German: from a Slavic pet form of Sebastian. German: from Apostel ‘apostle’, a nickname for someone who played the part of an apostle in a medieval mystery play. Compare Postle. Dutch: habitational name from Postel in Antwerp province, Bavaria. Jewish (from Ukraine): metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker, from Yiddish postele ‘leather shoe’.

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

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Postel Family Origin

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Postel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Retail Grocer

    6%
  • Barkeeper

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Retail Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Postel. The most common Postel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Postel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Postel family was Barkeeper.

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Postel Historical Records

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Postel Life Expectancy

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