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Multiple Origins for the Surname Posey


English


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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Posey Early Origins



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. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
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." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Posey Spelling Variations


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Posey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pusey, Powsey, Pusie and others.

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Posey Early History


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Posey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Posey research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1710, 1594, 1665, 1650 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Posey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Posey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Posey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Posey 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



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 [4]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)

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 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "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.).
  • Inez Posey, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Canada" from Marseilles, France [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "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.).
  • James Posey, aged 37, arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1921 aboard the ship "Zacapa" from Tela, Honduras [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "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.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Posey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Posey (post 1700)



  • John B. Posey, American politician, Member of Mississippi Territorial House of Representatives, 1813
  • 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
  • Bill Posey (b. 1947), American Republican politician, Member of Florida State House of Representatives 32nd District, 1993-; Member of Florida State Senate, 2001-
  • Adrian Posey, American Republican politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from Charles County, 1888; Member of Maryland State Senate from Charles County, 1890-92
  • Carnot Posey, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, 1859-66
  • Francis Blackburn Posey (1848-1915), American politician, Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1889; Defeated, 1910; U.S. Surveyor of Customs, 1909
  • Frank E. Posey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1916
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Posey


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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.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ "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.).
  6. ^ "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.).
  7. ^ "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.).

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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