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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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  • Agricultural Labourer

    8%
  • Engine Fitter

    6%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Annuitant

    3%

In 1881, the most common Poston occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Poston's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Engine Fitter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poston. A less common occupation for the Poston family was Annuitant.

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Poston Historical Records

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Poston Life Expectancy

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