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The Posgate surname is a habitational (local) name taken on from a place name in North Yorkshire. The place name is derived from the Middle English words "post" meaning a post or pole, and "gate," meaning a road.

Posgate Early Origins



The surname Posgate was first found in the North Riding of Yorkshire at Postgate. One of the first records of the name was Thomas Postgate who was listed in Whitby (near Postgate) in 1349. Richard Poskett was listed in the area in 1514 and later William Postgate and Thomas Poskitt were both listed in the Yorkshire Wills of 1648. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Nicholas Postgate (c.1596-1679), the English Catholic martyr was born at Kirkdale House in the parish of Egton, near Whitby.

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Posgate Early History


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Posgate Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Posgate research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1596, 1679 and 1987 are included under the topic Early Posgate History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Posgate Spelling Variations


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Posgate Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Postgate, Posthall, Posgate, Postkitt, Poskett, Posskiss, Postkiss and many more.

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Posgate Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Posgate Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Posgate 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:

Posgate Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ann Posgate, who landed in Maryland in 1671 [2]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)

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