Poss History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Poss family

The surname Poss was first found in Asturias, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

Early History of the Poss family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Poss research. Another 302 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1629 is included under the topic Early Poss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Poss Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Posada, Possada, Posadas, Posaders, Posas and others.

Early Notables of the Poss family (pre 1700)

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United States Poss migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Poss Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Joseph Poss, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
Poss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bernhard Poss, aged 29, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1843 [1]
  • John A Poss, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860 [1]
  • Anna Poss, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Catha. Poss, aged 61, who landed in America, in 1892
Poss Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Heinrich Poss, aged 48, who settled in America from Alfeld, Germany, in 1913
  • Alexander Poss, aged 26, who immigrated to America, in 1918
  • Aubrsy Poss, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States, in 1922

Contemporary Notables of the name Poss (post 1700) +

  • Jacob Poss, American politician, Mayor of Rockville, Maryland, 1893-94 [2]
  • Bernard Joseph Poss, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Rockville, Maryland, 1952-53 (acting, 1952-53) [2]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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