Postlethwait Family History
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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