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The Poskett 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.

Early Origins of the Poskett family


The surname Poskett 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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Early History of the Poskett family

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Early History of the Poskett family


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Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1596, 1679 and 1987 are included under the topic Early Poskett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Poskett Spelling Variations

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Poskett Spelling Variations


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

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Early Notables of the Poskett family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Poskett family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Poskett family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Poskett family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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