Poston Family History
Poston Name Meaning
English:: topographic name for someone who lived by a postern gate from Middle English postern(e) ‘side door or gate secret door or passage’; in some cases it would have been a metonymic occupational name for a gatekeeper and in some may be a habitational name from a place such as Postern in Kent or Derbyshire. habitational name from Poston in Herefordshire or Poston in Shropshire which is named with an Old English personal name Possa + thorn ‘thorn tree’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022