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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

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Poston Family Origin

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Poston Family Occupations

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Poston ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Farming

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    8%

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

Source: Census data for Poston | Data not to scale

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Poston Life Expectancy

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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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