Postel Family History

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Postel Name Meaning

German (Bavaria, Austria): habitational name from any of various place names of Slavic origin, for example Postelitz and Postlow. German: nickname from Middle High German possolt ‘handicraft’. German: from a Slavic pet form of Sebastian. German: from Apostel ‘apostle’, a nickname for someone who played the part of an apostle in a medieval mystery play. Compare Postle. Dutch: habitational name from Postel in Antwerp province, Bavaria. Jewish (from Ukraine): metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker, from Yiddish postele ‘leather shoe’.

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

Similar surnames: Poster, Oster, Post, Porter, Distel, Kosten, Doster, Postal, Polster

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Postel Family Origin

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Postel Family Occupations

What did your Postel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Postel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Postel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Retail Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Postel. A less common occupation for the Postel family was Barkeeper.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Retail Grocer

  • Barkeeper


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Postel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Postel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Postel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Postel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Postel. For the veterans among your Postel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Postel Life Expectancy

What is the average Postel lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Postel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Postel in 1951 was 69, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Postel 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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