Postle Family History
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Postle Name Meaning
English (Norfolk): nickname from a reduced form of Middle English apostel ‘apostle’ (Old English apostol, via Latin from Greek apostolos ‘messenger’, ‘delegate’, from apostellein ‘to dispatch’). As a nickname, this may have been used for someone who had played the part of one of the twelve apostles in a play or pageant. However, the word was also used as a personal name. Compare Postlethwait.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Apostle, Postel, Ostler, Post, Astle, Poston, Castle, Porte, Postler