Postle Family History

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Postle Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): nickname from a reduced form of Middle English apostel ‘apostle’ (Old English apostol, via Latin from Greek apostolos ‘messenger’, ‘delegate’, from apostellein ‘to dispatch’). As a nickname, this may have been used for someone who had played the part of one of the twelve apostles in a play or pageant. However, the word was also used as a personal name. Compare Postlethwait.

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

Similar surnames: Apostle, Postel, Ostler, Post, Astle, Poston, Castle, Porte, Postler

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Postle Family Origin

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Postle Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Postle family was Dress Maker. The most common Postle occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Postle's were Farmers. Farmer and Pump Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Postle.

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  • Farmer

  • Pump Maker

  • Dress Maker


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Postle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Postle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Postle 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 776 immigration records available for the last name Postle. 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 Postle. For the veterans among your Postle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Postle Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Postle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Postle in 1941 was 36, and 99 in 2004.

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