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Poston Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by a postern gate, from Old French posterne; in some cases it would have been a metonymic occupational name for a gatekeeper. habitational name from Poston in Herefordshire or Poston in Shropshire, which is named with an Old English personal name Possa + þorn ‘thorn tree’.

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


Similar surnames: Foston, Roston, Boston, Posson, Ponton, Post, Royston, Porten

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Poston Family Origin

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Poston Family Occupations

What did your Poston ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Poston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Poston's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poston. A less common occupation for the Poston family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Farming

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    8%

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Poston Historical Records

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Poston Life Expectancy

What is the average Poston lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, Poston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Poston in 1943 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

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United States

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