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Post Name Meaning

North German, Danish, and Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived near a post or pole (Middle Low German, Middle Dutch post, from Latin postis), presumably one of some significance, e.g. serving as a landmark or boundary, or a habitational name from any of several places in northern Germany called Post, probably from this word. North German: occupational name for a mounted messenger or courier Middle Low German post. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a mailman, from German Post ‘mail’. Probably an altered spelling of German Pfost.

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


Similar surnames: Pott, Most, Port, Host, Kost, Ost, Polt, Pfost, Rost, Pont

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Post Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Post name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Post. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    46%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    11%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

  • Norway

    3%

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Post Family Origin

Where is the Post family from?

Post Family Occupations

What did your Post ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Carpenter and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Post. A less common occupation for the Post family was School. The most common Post occupation in Canada was Farmer. 42% of Post's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • School

    5%

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

Post Historical Records

What Post family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 162,000 census records available for the last name Post. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Post 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Post. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 64,000 military records available for the last name Post. For the veterans among your Post ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Post Life Expectancy

What is the average Post lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Post life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Post in 1941 was 55, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Post ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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