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The Postel surname is thought to derive from a place name, most likely from Postlewaite in the Parish of Millom, Cumberland. The place name comes from and Old English personal name Possel or Postel, combined with "thwaite," which means "a clearing."

Postel Early Origins



The surname Postel was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The family appear from ancient documents to have held lands in various parts of Cumberland from an early period. The original name came from Possel or Postel's clearing, a thwaite being a clearing. In time, the 'thwaite' was corrupted to 'white' and some of the family name still prefer this spelling.

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Postel Early History


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Postel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Postel research. Another 180 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1780 and 1809 are included under the topic Early Postel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Postel Spelling Variations


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Postel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Postlethwaite, Postelthwaite, Postel, Postell, Postels, Postells, Postill, Posselthwaite, Postlewhite, Postlethwait, Poslethwaite, Postlewaite, Poslethwait, Postillthwaite, Postilthwaite and many more.

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Postel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Postel Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Postel Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Marie Postel who settled in Carolina in 1695

Postel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Postel, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1801
  • Henry Postel, who settled in Philadelphia in 1801
  • John Postel, who arrived in New York, NY in 1832
  • Philip H Postel, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Frederick Postel, who was naturalized in Mississippi in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Postel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Fritz Postel, who settled in Scott Co. IA in 1903

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Semper paratus
Motto Translation: Always prepared.


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