The original bearer of the surname post would have lived near an important boundary, marked by a pole or post. This surname can be found in many areas in the Netherlands, and is ranked among the most common surnames in the country.
Early Origins of the Post family
The surname Post was first found in virtually every province in the Netherlands.
Early History of the Post family
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Post Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Post, van der Post, Vander Post, Poste and others.
Early Notables of the Post family (pre 1700)
From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Maurits Post (ca.1645-1677) was a Dutch Golden Age architect from Haarlem; Frans Janszoon Post (1612-1680), a Dutch painter; and Pieter Jansz Post (1608-1669), a Dutch Golden Age... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Post Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Post Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Mr. David Post U.E. who settled in St. Stephen, New Brunswick c. 1784 
Mr. Dennis Post U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 
Mr. Miles Post U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 
Mr. Frederick Post U.E. (b. 1745) from Harringtown, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1786 he served in the King's Orange Rangers, married to Annaetje Quackenbush having 5 children 
Mr. Jacob Post U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1786 he served in Butler's Rangers 
Post Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
James Post, who landed in Canada in 1841
Catherine Post, who was recorded in the 1861 census of Ameliasburgh, Ontario
Mr. Darrell Albert Post, American Chief Machinist's Mate-Assigned from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking 
^ 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)
^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X