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Postema Family History

Postema Name Meaning

Frisian: variant of Posthumus.

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


Similar surnames: Postma, Posthuma, Postell, Posten, Rosema, Oshima, Porten, Porreca

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Where is the Postema family from?

You can see how Postema families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Postema family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Postema families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Postema families living in Michigan. This was about 50% of all the recorded Postema's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Postema families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Postema surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Postema ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Assembler and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Postema. 16% of Postema men worked as an Assembler and 34% of Postema women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Postema were Clerk and Maid.

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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

  • Assembler
    16%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Clerk
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • General Office
    34%
  • Maid
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Postema. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Postema 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 490 immigration records available for the last name Postema. 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 168 military records available for the last name Postema. For the veterans among your Postema ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Postema lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Postema life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Postema in 1963 was 68, and 88 in 2004.

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