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

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

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Retail Grocer

  • Barkeeper


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

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Postel Historical Records

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Postel Life Expectancy

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