Posey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Posey surname is a habitational name, taken on from Pusey in present-day Oxfordshire, but formerly in Wiltshire. The place name comes from the Old English "peose", or "piosu" meaning "pea" "island," collectively meaning "island, or dry ground in marsh, where peas grow." 
Early Origins of the Posey family
The surname Posey was first found in Oxfordshire at Pusey, a village and civil parish. The earliest record of the village was in the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Pesei.  Another reference claims "the parish derives its name from the family of Pusey, to whom the manor was granted by Canute the Great; the place was in his time in the possession of Charles Pusey, Esq., who had recovered it in chancery before Lord Chancellor Jeffreys." 
Early History of the Posey family
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Posey Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Pusey, Powsey, Pusie and others.
Early Notables of the Posey family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Posey is the 1,536th most popular surname with an estimated 19,896 people with that name. 
Posey migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Posey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Francis Posey, who arrived in Maryland in 1640 
Posey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Euphrosyhe C. Posey, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Plattsburg" from Brest, France 
- Inez Posey, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Canada" from Marseilles, France 
- James Posey, aged 37, arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1921 aboard the ship "Zacapa" from Tela, Honduras 
Contemporary Notables of the name Posey (post 1700) +
- DeVier Posey (b. 1990), American professional NFL football wide receiver for the Houston Texans
- Carnot Posey (1818-1863), Mississippi planter and lawyer, Confederate general in the American Civil War
- Sam Posey (b. 1944), retired American racecar driver and sports broadcast journalist
- Gerald Dempsey "Buster" Posey III (b. 1987), American Major League Baseball catcher and first baseman for the San Francisco Giants
- John Adams Posey (1889-1963), Indiana lawyer and politician
- John Posey (b. 1957), American actor
- James Mikely Mantell Posey (b. 1977), American professional basketball player
- Francis Blackburn Posey (1848-1915), Indiana lawyer and politician
- Buford Posey, American Civil rights worker
- Bill Posey (b. 1947), American Republican politician, Member of Florida State House of Representatives 32nd District, 1993-; Member of Florida State Senate, 2001- 
- ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Historic Events for the Posey family +
- Mr. Ernest M. Posey, American Machinist's Mate First Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking 
Related Stories +
Suggested Readings for the name Posey +
- The Posey Family in America by Lloyd Franklin Posey.
- The History of the Posey Family in Europe and the United States by R.H. Posey.
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ 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)
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64V-96R : 6 December 2014), Euphrosyhe C. Posey, 20 Jul 1919; citing departure port Brest, arrival port New York, ship name Plattsburg, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J689-VTY : 6 December 2014), Inez Posey, 04 Oct 1920; citing departure port Marseilles, arrival port New York, ship name Canada, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NC-J3J : 6 December 2014), James Posey, 04 Aug 1921; citing departure port Tela, Honduras, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Zacapa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html