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The Posner surname is thought to derive from a place name, most likely from Postlewaite in the Parish of Millom, Cumberland. The place name comes from and Old English personal name Possel or Postel, combined with "thwaite," which means "a clearing."

Posner Early Origins



The surname Posner was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The family appear from ancient documents to have held lands in various parts of Cumberland from an early period. The original name came from Possel or Postel's clearing, a thwaite being a clearing. In time, the 'thwaite' was corrupted to 'white' and some of the family name still prefer this spelling.

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Posner Spelling Variations


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Posner Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Postlethwaite, Postelthwaite, Postel, Postell, Postels, Postells, Postill, Posselthwaite, Postlewhite, Postlethwait, Poslethwaite, Postlewaite, Poslethwait, Postillthwaite, Postilthwaite and many more.

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Posner Early History


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Posner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Posner research. Another 180 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1780 and 1809 are included under the topic Early Posner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Posner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Posner Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Posner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Marie Postel who settled in Carolina in 1695; Wm. Postell settled in Virginia in 1635; Hugh Postlewaite settled in Virginia in 1739.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Posner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Posner (post 1700)



  • William N. Posner, American Democrat politician, Chair of Monroe County Democratic Party, 1955; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1956, 1960, 1964; Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1956
  • Stephen Posner, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1974
  • Seymour Posner (b. 1925), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1965-75
  • Paul M. Posner, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1964
  • Herbert A. Posner (b. 1925), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly 19th District; Elected 1966
  • Edith Posner, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980

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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: Semper paratus
Motto Translation: Always prepared.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Posner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Posner Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 3 November 2015 at 09:23.

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