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Poskin is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that is derived from the name Os, which is a short form for several personal names, including Osgod, Osbeorn, and Osmær.Os is supplemented by the common diminutive suffix -kin.

Early Origins of the Poskin family


The surname Poskin was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Early History of the Poskin family

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Early History of the Poskin family


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Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1566, 1638, 1694, 1764, 1609, 1680, 1640, 1654, 1646, 1648, 1634, 1705, 1682, 1683, 1675, 1711, 1677, 1767, 1717, 1722 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Poskin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Poskin Spelling Variations

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Poskin Spelling Variations


Poskin has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Poskin have been found, including Hoskins, Hoskin, Hosken, Hoskyne, Hoskyns, Haskin, Haskins, Hasken, Haskyne and many more.

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Early Notables of the Poskin family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Poskin family (pre 1700)


Notables of the family at this time include Serjeant John Hoskins (1566-1638), who was an English poet, scholar of Greek, and politician; Jane Fenn Hoskens (1694-1764), English author and early immigrant to America; Sir Bennet Hoskyns, 1st Baronet (1609 - 1680) was an English politician, Member of Parliament for Wendover in...
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Migration of the Poskin family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Poskin family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Poskins to arrive on North American shores: Bartholomew Hoskins settled in Virginia in 1626; John Hoskins and his family settled in Nantasket in 1630; Nicholas Hoskins and his family settled in Virginia in 1623.

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The Poskin Motto

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The Poskin Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Finem respice
Motto Translation: Consider the end


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