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The Posskitt 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.

Posskitt Early Origins



The surname Posskitt 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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Posskitt Spelling Variations


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Posskitt Spelling Variations



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

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Posskitt Early History


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Posskitt Early History



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

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Posskitt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Posskitt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Posskitt 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 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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Citations


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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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The Posskitt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Posskitt 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 21 September 2015 at 10:50.

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