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

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Postlethwait Family Origin

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Postlethwait Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Barber

  • Coal Dealer


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Postlethwait Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Postlethwait. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Postlethwait 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 76 immigration records available for the last name Postlethwait. 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 739 military records available for the last name Postlethwait. For the veterans among your Postlethwait ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Postlethwait Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Postlethwait life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Postlethwait in 1953 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

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