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Poston Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by a postern gate, from Old French posterne; in some cases it would have been a metonymic occupational name for a gatekeeper. habitational name from Poston in Herefordshire or Poston in Shropshire, which is named with an Old English personal name Possa + þorn ‘thorn tree’.

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


Similar surnames: Foston, Roston, Boston, Posson, Ponton, Post, Royston, Porten

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Poston Family Origin

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Poston Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Civil Service

    11%
  • Clerk P.O.

    11%
  • CommerÇant

    11%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Poston family was CommerÇant. The most common Poston occupation in Canada was Farmer. 22% of Poston's were Farmers. Farmer, Civil Service and Clerk P.O. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poston.

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Poston Historical Records

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Poston Life Expectancy

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