Poster Family History

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Poster Name Meaning

Eastern German: habitational name for someone from any of various places called Post, Posta, or Postau. Eastern German: nickname for a person who regularly fasted, from Sorbian postar ‘faster’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a mailman, from German Post ‘mail’ + the agent suffix -er.

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

Similar surnames: Koster, Postel, Oster, Pester, Doster, Posner, Hoster, Paster, Porter

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Poster Family Origin

Where is the Poster family from?

Poster Family Occupations

What did your Poster ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Poster. 35% of Poster men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Poster women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Poster were Labourer and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Bookkeeper
  • Stenographer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Poster Historical Records

What Poster family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Poster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poster 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Poster. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Poster. For the veterans among your Poster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Poster Life Expectancy

What is the average Poster lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Poster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Poster in 1951 was 48, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poster

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poster 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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