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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.

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The surname Post was first found in virtually every province in the Netherlands.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Post, van der Post, Vander Post, Poste and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Post research. More information is included under the topic Early Post History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Post Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Adriaaen Post, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664
  • Lodewyck Corneliszen Post, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664
  • Stephen Post, who landed in America in 1630
  • Richard Post, who arrived in Long Island in 1640
  • Jacob Post, who arrived in Virginia in 1651
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Post Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Daniel Post, who landed in New York in 1715-1716
  • Johan Hend Post, who landed in New York in 1715-1716
  • Laurence Post, who came to Philadelphia in 1730
  • Nicolas Post, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1736
  • Friedrich Post, who came to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1742
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Post Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Isidro Post, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1823
  • Wolbert Post, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1829
  • Betty Von Post, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Carl Post, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Albert Von Post, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
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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
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  • Major-General Elwyn Donald Post (1899-1961), American Commanding General Washington Military District (1957-1958)
  • Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973), American socialite and the founder of General Foods, Inc, daughter of Charles William " C. W." Post, the American breakfast cereal and foods manufacturer
  • Ted Post (1918-2013), American Primetime Emmy Award nominated television and film director, known for his work on Magnum Force (1973), Gunsmoke (1955) and Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
  • Nathan Woodworth Post (1881-1938), American politician, 8th and 10th Governor of American Samoa
  • Emil Leon Post (1897-1954), American mathematician and logician
  • Charles William "C.W." Post (1854-1914), American breakfast cereal and foods manufacturer, founder of Postum Cereal Co. in 1895 which would later become Post Cereals
  • Mike Post (b. 1944), American Grammy and Emmy award-winning composer
  • Howard Post (1927-2010), American cartoonist and animator
  • Jeddediah Post, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Saybrook, 1835
  • Jessica Post, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 2004
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    1. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    5. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
    6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    8. Grattan, Thomas Colley. Holdan The History of the Netherlands. Charleston, SC: Biblio Bazaar LLC, 2007. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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