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Postlethwait Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a minor place in the parish of Millom, Cumbria. The name is not recorded until the 13th century. The first element is probably from Middle English apostel ‘apostle’, used as a nickname or personal name (see Postle). Alternatively, it may represent a survival of an Old English personal name, Possel. The second element is northern Middle English thwaite ‘clearing’ (Old Norse þveit).

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


Similar surnames: Thistlethwaite, Hebblethwaite, Postle, Goldthwaite, Satterthwaite

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Postlethwait Family Origin

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Postlethwait Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Barber

    5%
  • Coal Dealer

    5%

In 1880, the most common Postlethwait occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Postlethwait's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Postlethwait. A less common occupation for the Postlethwait family was Coal Dealer.

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