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The surname Posa was first found in Asturias, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Posada, Possada, Posadas, Posaders, Posas and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Posa research. Another 581 words (42 lines of text) covering the year 1629 is included under the topic Early Posa History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Posa Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Benito De Las Posadas who immigrated to Peru in 1588; Juan De Posada who came to Florida in 1592; and Gregorio De Posada who arrived in New Spain in 1595. Later settlers included Pedro Posada who came to New Orleans in 1837.

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  2. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
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  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
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The Posa Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Posa Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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