Posey Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of German Pose (or Poser 2), a habitational name from Posa or Poserna, south of Merseburg, or a topographic name from Middle Low German pose ‘lump’, ‘pile’ (from which the place names may also derive).

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


Similar surnames: Poser, Poley, Rasey, Posen, Pusey, Fossey, Poskey, Osen, Gosney, Poer

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Posey Family Origin

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Posey Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    50%
  • Servant

    33%
  • Carriage Maker

    17%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Posey family was Carriage Maker. The most common Posey occupation in Canada was Labourer. 50% of Posey's were Labourers. Labourer and Servant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Posey.

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Posey Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Posey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Posey in 1941 was 34, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Posey

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