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Posthumus Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from a personal name given to a child born after the death of his father, from Latin postumus ‘after death’, from post ‘after’ + humus ‘grave’.

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


Similar surnames: Pontius, Thums, Holthaus, Polhemus, Poster, Ostman, Holthusen

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Posthumus Family Origin

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Posthumus Family Occupations

What did your Posthumus ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Posthumus occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 100% of Posthumus's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

    100%

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

Posthumus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Posthumus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Posthumus 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Posthumus. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Posthumus. For the veterans among your Posthumus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Posthumus Life Expectancy

What is the average Posthumus lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Posthumus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Posthumus in 1963 was 77, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Posthumus

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Posthumus 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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