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The ancient German region of the Rhineland was the original home of the name Posch. Posch was a local name, a type of hereditary surname that identified people by the places where they lived. Landowners were the first to use local names, often attaching the prefix "von", meaning "of" or "from", in some cases as a mark of aristocratic birth. Local names are by far the most common style of German hereditary surname. Posch was a name for someone who lived near bushes or a thicket. The distinguished name Posch is derived from the Old German word busc, which means thicket or brush.

Posch Early Origins



The surname Posch was first found in the Rhineland, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region, many houses acquiring a status and influence which rivaled that of the landed aristocracy. In their later history some branches were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they distinguished themselves through their contributions to the social, political, and economic developments of the nation. The earliest individual bearer of this name to be mentioned in ancient chronicles was Cuentzlin in Busch of Wuerttenberg (1381).

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Posch Spelling Variations


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Posch Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Posch include Busch, Buesch, Buscher, Buescher (Westphalia), Bush, Buesh, Busher, Buesher, Busche, Bushe, Pusch, Bussche, Bussch and many more.

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Posch Early History


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Posch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Posch research. Another 481 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1234, 1387, 1475, 1534, 1840, 1704, 1729, 1623, 1793, 1832, 1908, 1842 and 1913 are included under the topic Early Posch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Posch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Posch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables with the name Posch during this period were Isaac Posch (died 1623), who was an Austrian composer and organist. Clamor von dem Bussche, was a Lieutenant General in the Hanoverian army. He fought with distinction in the army of the Duke of York during the revolution, and died in battle...

Another 81 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Posch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Hundreds of thousands of Europeans, including many Rhinelanders, made the voyage to North America between the 17th and 20th centuries. It was an escape from religious persecution and poverty and also an opportunity for people to start over and own their own land. Most landed at Ellis Island, off New York before moving on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, and California. Some also landed in Canada and settled in Ontario, while others headed west to the prairie provinces. A study of passenger and immigration lists has shown a number of people bearing the name of Posch, or one of its variants, reaching North America shores very early:

Posch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Emma Posch, aged 11, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892

Posch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Andreas Posch, aged 12, who emigrated to the United States from Szepensck, Hungary, in 1905
  • Barbala Posch, aged 16, who landed in America from Lzentkut, Hungary, in 1912
  • Alois Posch, aged 19, who landed in America from Killersdorf, Austria, in 1913
  • Friedrich Posch, aged 11, who emigrated to the United States from Volosca, Austria, in 1913
  • Franz Posch, aged 22, who settled in America from Gratz, Austria, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Posch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Posch (post 1700)



  • Joseph L. Posch Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 1st District, 1978
  • Krista Posch (b. 1954), Italian-born, German television actress
  • Luis Posch, Austrian bronze medalist luger at the 1956 European Championships
  • Mario Posch (b. 1967), Austrian football coach and a former player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Posch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Posch 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 October 2016 at 09:55.

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