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 Family Origin

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Post Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • School

    5%

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

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Post

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